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A Level Physics at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

Course description

Physics can be found in many fields of work actively contributing to the development of the world in which we live.  Employers today respect and seek out people who have learned to think logically, know how to solve problems, can handle numbers and theories, and are creative and love a challenge.  These are exactly the sort of skills you will develop through a study of Physics.

Course content

Advanced Physics 1 (9PH0/01)

 

Topic 1: Working as a Physicist

Topic 2: Mechanics

Topic 3: Electrical Circuits

Topic 6: Further Mechanics

Topic 7: Electric and Magnetic Fields

Topic 8: Nuclear and Particle Physics

Written examination

Short and long answer questions

1 hour 45 min

30%

(90 marks)

Advanced Physics 2 (9PH0/02)

 

Topic 1: Working as a Physicist

Topic 4: Materials

Topic 5: Waves and Particle Nature of Light

Topic 10: Space

Topic 11: Nuclear Radiation

Topic 12: Gravitational Fields

Topic 13: Oscillations

Written examination

Short and long answer questions

1 hour 45 min

30%

(90 marks)

General and Practical Principles in Physics (9PH0/03)

Synoptic questions that assess conceptual and theoretical understanding of experimental methods

 

Written examination

Long answer questions

2 hours 30 min

40%

(120 marks)

Science Practical Endorsement

 

Minimum of 12 practical activities carried out by each student

 

Internal and External assessment

 

Compulsory requirement

0%

(0 marks)

 

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in Triple Science Physics at GCSE

Grades BB or above in Double Science (Science & Additional Science) at GCSE

Grades BB or equivalent in Cambridge Nationals in Science

Plus Grade B or above in Mathematics

Future opportunities

Physics is an ideal choice for anyone considering Medicine, Veterinary Sciences or Engineering and Architecture.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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