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What you will study AS Level (Year 1) Unit 1 - Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity An introduction to the fundamental properties and nature of matter, radiation and quantum phenomena. You will also study electricity and its applications. Unit 2 - Mechanics, Materials and Waves This unit introduces vectors and develops knowledge and understanding of forces and energy from GCSE Additional Science. Materials are studied in terms of their bulk properties and tensile strength and you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the characteristics, properties and applications of waves. Unit 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics Experimental and investigative activities to develop your practical skills. A2 Level (Year 2) Unit 4 - Fields and Further Mechanics Advances the study of momentum, introduces circular and oscillatory motion and gravitation. The unit covers electric and magnetic fields, together with basic electromagnetic induction. Unit 5 - Nuclear and Thermal Physics + Option Topic The first section of this unit looks at the characteristics of the nucleus, the properties of unstable nuclei and how energy is obtained from the nucleus. The thermal properties of materials and the nature of gases are studied in depth. The second part of the unit offers the chance to gain a thorough understanding of Astrophysics. Unit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Physics Further experimental and investigative activities. How you will learn You will be learning through individual practical investigations, practical demonstrations and the occasional carefully chosen video programme. Students will be involved in discussing the application of physical laws in various contexts and will be asked to apply their learning to the solution of worksheet problems. Homework is set weekly while class tests are completed after each topic. A full range of past examination papers is available to help students prepare for module examinations in January and June. How you will be assessed Each module is assessed by a written examination. Units 3 and 6 are both assessed through an investigative skills assignment which involves students answering a number of questions on experimental data they have collected. Attendance As a full-time student you will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable and all personal tutorial sessions. The course lasts 1 year for the AS qualification and 2 years for the full A Level.

What you will study AS Level (Year 1) Unit 1 - Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity An introduction to the fundamental properties and nature of matter, radiation and quantum phenomena. You will also study electricity and its applications. Unit 2 - Mechanics, Materials and Waves This unit introduces vectors and develops knowledge and understanding of forces and energy from GCSE Additional...

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