AS and A Level Physics

Board:

Edexcel

 

 

Duration:

2 years (full A level) or 1 year (AS level)

Aims of the course:

·         To develop student’s interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject including developing an interest in further study and careers in physics.

·         To appreciate how societies make decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

 

Topics covered:

AS level

Motion and mechanics, material science and fluids, wave theories, electricity, and the nature of light.

A2 level

Further mechanics and particle physics, nuclear physics and cosmology.

Assessed:

AS
By examination.  1 module taken in January and 2 modules taken in May/June

A2
By examination.  1 module taken in January and 2 modules taken in May/June

Assessment details:

AS
6PH01

1hr20min examination, structured questions (40%)

6PH02

1hr20min examination, structured questions (40%)

6PH03

Practical skills examination (20%)

A level
6PH04

1hr20min examination, structured questions (40%)

6PH05

1hr20min examination, structured questions (40%)

6PH06

Practical skills examination (20%)

 

 

Leads to:

A level physics provides a stimulating and challenging platform upon which suitably motivated students can achieve real success. The course offers opportunities for discussion work, independent study and practical investigation. A level physics leads to careers in engineering, finance, law, medicine, computing, energy services and many more.

 

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