Physics

A-Level Physics

Exam Board: AQA

Introduction:

The course allows you to explore a range of Physics concepts to a great depth. This rigorous, academic course suits those who are up for a challenge in understanding the motion of particles, using problem solving skills to identify and explain the characteristics of electricity and using logical thinking to solve mechanics and calculations. The course is ideal for candidates who are interested in how different areas of Physics can relate to each other to build a better understanding of the world around us. The AQA A Level course includes classical mechanics, electric circuits, waves, magnetism and radioactivity, as well as modern topics like quantum theory. The second year of the course includes a more detailed unit drawn from a list of options, including historical developments in physics and medical physics.

 Where does it Lead to?

Undertaking this course and gaining a qualification in Physics enables pupils to apply for a variety of Medical Science and Engineering based degrees at Higher Education Institutions. Physics A Level provides a fantastic scaffold for vocational pathways such as Medicine, Dentistry, and Radiography. It also provides a pathway into degrees such as Engineering, Architecture, Nuclear Physics, Natural Sciences and Energy Management.

 Course Detail:

This is a two year linear course and students will sit their examinations at the end of the second year.

 

A Level Modules:

2nd Year of Study

Assessment

Paper 1

Sections 1-6

●        34% of A Level

●        2 hour written examination

Paper 2

Sections 6-8

●        34% of A Level

●        2 hour written examination

Paper 3

Practical skills and data analysis plus one of Section 9-13

●        32% of A Level

●        2 hour written examination

 

Key Contact: Curriculum Leader - Mr R Allen (ryan.allen@slougheton.com)