Physics AS A2 at Guilsborough School
We will be offering the OCR/Institute of Physics, ADVANCING PHYSICS course, which incorporates the AS and Advanced GCE elements, reflecting Physics as it is practised and used today.
The AS course describes what Physics is and its place in the world, at the same time providing a sound foundation for the Advanced award.
It is split into two parts:
Physics in Action: Communication; Designer Materials
Understanding Processes: Waves and Quanta; Space and Time
Plus, three pieces of internally assessed coursework (contributing 30%).
The A2 course leads to an Advanced GCE qualification which will enable the student to go onto degree level studies, at the same time providing an interesting and stimulating experience.
It is split into three parts:
The Rise and Fall of the Clockwork Universe: Models and Rules; Matter in Extremes
Fields and Particles: Fundamental Particles; Electric Fields
Advances in Physics
Plus, two pieces of internally assessed coursework (contributing 30%).
Advancing Physics provides many opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate their skills in Communication, Application of Numbers and ICT.
At least a B grade in Science and Maths
Examinations can be taken at intervals during the course, at the end of each year, or all at the end of two years. Synoptic assessment (drawing together ideas) is an important part of the second year exams.
For further information please contact Mr Johnson
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guilsborough School directly.