Physics is a unique subject. No other allows the journey into deep understanding of the way the world works. Physics encompasses the everyday and extraordinary, from explaining why the sky is blue, to understanding quantum theory and Einstein’s relativity. Physics at A-Level combines practical investigations and experiments with theoretical ideas, developing the skills and thought processes to logically analyse and solve mathematical and physical challenges
Minimum Grade B in Higher Tier preferably including additional and/or triple science.
In Year 12, you will study a range of topics including:
- Particles and Radiation
- Mechanics andMaterials,
- Practical and Measurement Skills.
In Year 13, you will study subatomic particles like the quark and the neutrino, gain a basic understanding ofquantum theory and current electricity, and cover forces and mechanics including projectile motion.
Throughout the A-Level course there will be significant amounts of practical lessons focused on physical and mathematical techniques and
principles. Students monitor their own progress towards these criteria by keeping a Lab book.
Year 1 Physics
Exam 1 – Breadth in Physics (01) | 1 hour 30 minutes written paper | 50% of total Year 1
Exam 2 – Depth in Physics (02) | 1 hour 30 minutes written paper | 50% of total Year 1
Year 2 Physics
Exam 1 – Modelling physics (01) | 2 hour 15 minutes written paper | 37% of total Year 2 (100 marks)
Exam 2 – Exploring physics (02) | 2 hour 15 minutes written paper | 37% of total Year 2 (100 marks)
Exam 3 – Unified physics (03) | 1 hour 30 minutes written paper | 26% of total Year 2 (70 marks)
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