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Physics AS and A Level School: Sixth Form Centre Attendance Type: Full Time Course Level: Level 3 Course Keywords: aqa Qualification: As and A levels Summary: What will you learn on this course? To develop an interest and enjoyment in physics To gain knowledge and understanding of physics so that you can see the patterns and links which run throughout the subject To look at physics in the real world and assess its social, environmental, economic and technological impact. To develop laboratory skills. To appreciate how different areas of physics fit together. Course Length: One year for AS and two years for a full A Level Entry Requirements: At least five GCSE passes at Grade A*-C including Grade A*-B in Science and Additional Science or Physics and Grade A*-B in Maths. Full Description: How will you be assessed? The exam board for both AS and A2 is AQA and the specification will be Physics A with exams taken in May/June of each year and continuous assessment of practical skills. AS (taken in May/June of the first year) Unit 1 Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity Exam: 1? hours Comprising 6/7 structured questions Unit 2 Mechanics, Materials and Waves Exam: 1? hours Comprising 6/7 structured questions Unit 3 Centre assessed unit Including externally set Investigative skills assignment A2 (taken in May/June of the second year) Unit 4 Fields and Further Mechanics Exam: 1? hours Comprising 25 multiple choice and 4/5 structured questions Unit 5 Section A : Nuclear and Thermal Physics Section B : Option Units Exam: 1? hours Comprising 4/5 structured questions on each section Unit 6 Centre assessed unit Including externally set Investigative skills assignment What other courses go well with this one? Subjects you enjoy! Combining physics with chemistry and maths will equip you for the widest range of options, including careers in science, medicine, engineering and technology. Physics also complements biology well. Physics can be useful for those who wish to study environmental science and archaeology. Students of art or photography with an interest in the technical aspect will find physics useful for developing that interest. Physics may be combined with relatively unrelated subjects, like law or business studies, for it develops skills in numeracy, reasoning, problem solving, communication and research. What will you need to buy? Recommended Text: Advanced Physics for You by Keith Johnson et. al. Published by Nelson hornes (ISBN: 0-7487-5296-X) Other expenses: You need to provide stationery and a scientific calculator (which will cost about ?5-?6). What could you go on to do at the end of the course? Study for a degree in physics, environmental science, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary science, engineering, radiography or some related area, or use it as a general academic qualification. An AS or A Level in Physics develops and demonstrates many transferable skills appreciated by many employers in non-physics careers as well as science-based careers in the health service or industry. How can you find out more about the subject? If you want to find out a bit more about the subject, you might like to dip into any text book written for A level Physics such as mentioned above. You can also access the exam boards website at AQA.org.uk GCE Physics A (2450) .

Physics AS and A Level School: Sixth Form Centre Attendance Type: Full Time Course Level: Level 3 Course Keywords: aqa Qualification: As and A levels Summary: What will you learn on this course? To develop an interest and enjoyment in physics To gain knowledge and understanding of physics so that you can see the patterns and links which run throughout the subject To look at physics in the real...

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