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Physics The AS course combines the best of the'traditional' Physics topics (such as mechanics, materials, current electricity and radiation) with the most modern of ideas involving quantum and particle physics. The A2 course allows for some student choice, whilst at the same time including the essential and fundamental topics of fields, nuclear physics and kinetic theory. AS Units (Year One) The course is divided into three separate modules. They are: Unit 1: Particles, Quantum Phenomena & Electricity 40% of AS (20% of whole A Level) Unit 2: Mechanics, Materials & Waves 40% of AS (20% of whole A Level) Unit 3: Investigative & Practical Skills in AS Physics20% of AS (10% of whole A Level) Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Unit 1: 1.5 hour written paper with six or seven structured questions Unit 2: 1.5 hour written paper with six or seven structured questions Unit 3: Centre assessed unit containing a practical skills assessment and an investigative skills assessment. Examinations in January and June A2 Units (Year Two) This contains three modules: Unit 4: Fields & Further Mechanics (20% of whole A Level) Unit 5 : Section A Nuclear & Thermal Physics Section B Optional Topic (Applied Physics, Medical Physics, Astrophysics or Turning Points) 20% of whole A Level Unit 6: Investigative & Practical Skills in A2 Physics (10% of whole A Level) Advanced Level (A2) Unit 4: 1.5 hour written paper (Section A: 25 Multiple choice questions. Section B four to five structured questions) Unit 5: 1.5 hour written paper with eight to ten structured questions Unit 10: Centre assessed unit containing a practical skills assessment and an investigative skills assessment. Examinations in January and JuneThe full Advanced Level in Physics provides the basis for students who wish to proceed to Higher Education to study Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, Geophysics, Medicine, Veterinary Science and other scientific careers.A famous quote by the late Professor Richard Feynman of Caltech'If you are a physicist you can be everything.' Quite simply Physics is regarded very highly as a qualification by employers and Higher Education. It does not restrict students' progression in any career as it enhances their qualification profile. Results SUMMER 2009 A - C grade: 63% Highlights: 44% of learners achieved'A' or'B' grades. Examination Board AQA option A

Physics The AS course combines the best of the'traditional' Physics topics (such as mechanics, materials, current electricity and radiation) with the most modern of ideas involving quantum and particle physics. The A2 course allows for some student choice, whilst at the same time including the essential and fundamental topics of fields, nuclear physics and kinetic theory. AS Units (Year One) The...

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