GCE A LEVEL in Physics

GCE A LEVEL in Physics @ All Hallows Catholic School

What will you be Studying on this course?

• 1 Measurements and their errors

• 2 Particles and radiation

• 3 Waves

• 4 Mechanics and materials

• 5 Electricity

• 6 Further mechanics and thermal physics

• 7 Fields and their consequences

• 8 Nuclear physics

And an optional topic from:

• 9 Astrophysics

• 10 Medical physics

• 11 Engineering physics

• 12 Turning points in physics

• 13 Electronics

Students will also carry out a number of practical exercises which will be recorded. Questions based on aspects of these set practicals will be assessed in the written exam papers.

Continual internal assessment through homework and topic tests. You will also carry out set practicals which will be assessed in the written exam. There is no coursework aspect to this qualification. Due to A-level reform the specification is linear from Sept 2015, meaning all exams are sat at the end of the course.

AS Level

Module title Description of work / Assessment method Completed

Paper 1 Any content from Topics 1-5 including relevant practical skills May 17

Paper 2 Any content from Topics 1-5 including relevant practical skills May 17

The AS papers include all types of questions that are in the A level, but at a lower level.

A Level

Module title Description of work / Assessment method Completed

Paper 1 Any content from Topics 1-5 and 6.1 including relevant practical skills May 18

Paper 2 Any content from Topics 6.2, 7 and 8 including relevant practical skills May 18

Paper 3 Practical skills and data analysis plus option topic one of May 18

Includes structured questions, extended responses, critical analysis of data and multiple choice.