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Physics AS/A Level at Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Course description

Physics is the most basic of all the sciences. It is the science of nature and seeks to understand the laws and properties of matter and the forces acting upon it.

As learners progress through the curse they will build on their knowledge of the law of Physics, applying their understanding to solve problems on topics ranging from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe. For A level only, the Practical Endorsement will also support the development of practical skills.

Course content

AS:

Content is split into four teaching modules:

 Module1 –Development of practical skills in physics

Module 2 – Foundations of physics

 Module 3 – Forces and motion

 

 Module 4 –Electrons, waves and photons

A2:

Content is split into six teaching modules:

 Module 1 –Development of practical skills in physics

Module2 – Foundations of physics

Module 3 – Forces and motion

 Module 4 –Electrons, waves and photons

Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics

 

Module 6 –Particles and medical physics

Entry requirements

Minimum expected requirements: 3 GCSEs grade C, 2 GCSEs grade B, including English and Maths. Some A Level subjects may require a grade B in either English, Maths or Science.

Assessment

AS:

Breadth in physics 70 marks 1 hour 30 minutes written paper -50% of total AS level

 

Depth in physics 70 marks 1 hour 30 minutes written paper -50% of total AS level

A2:

Modelling physics (01) 100 marks 2 hours 15 minutes written paper -37%

Exploring physics (02) 100 marks 2 hours 15 minutes written paper-37%

Unified physics (03) 70 marks  1 hour 30 minutes written paper - 26%

Future opportunities

Nearly all students who complete the A level Physics course go onto enter Higher Education. Engineering is the largest destination followed by science degrees. Other students embark on a wide range of courses from accountancy to philosophy. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 27 July 2016
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