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Physics at City of Norwich School

Course description

Course details:
Unit 1: Mechanics
(AS 30%, A2 15%)

This module covers the general physics of motion, energy and the behaviour of materials, picking up from GCSE.Unit 2: Waves, Electrons and Photons
(AS 50%, A2 25%)
This module extends work on electricity, goes on to use wave models to explain everyday phenomena and introduces quantum physics.
Unit 3: Practical Skills in Physics 1
(AS 20%, A2 10%)

Practical skills are assessed by the teacher and moderated by the exam body.
Unit 4: The Newtonian World
(A2 15%)
This unit studies Newton’s laws of motion and ideas on gravity. It moves on to oscillations and circular motion, ending with heat and thermodynamics.
Unit 5: Fields, Particles and Frontiers in Physics(A2 25%)
Extensive unit of work covering more advanced areas such as magnetic/electric fields, capacitors, nuclear science, medical imaging and the structure and evolution of the universe.
Unit 6: Practical Skills in Physics 2
(A2 10%)

More advanced practical skills are assessed by the teacher and moderated by the exam body.Where does Physics lead you?

Many students will go on to complete degrees and careers in engineering, physics or specialist areas of physics such as astrophysics. However, science qualifications can lead to careers and courses in diverse areas such as economics, accountancy, business, nursing, geological and environmental sciences, in fact any area that needs an ability to think logically, question ideas and problem solve.

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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