Physics AS Level You will be studying the highly acclaimed Advancing Physics course resourced by the Institute of Physics. You will gain experience of what real physicists do. What does the course involve? Physics in Action - The main topics are Communication and Materials. Here we study the importance of digital techniques in image handling, satellite communications and computing. We then go on to investigate a wide range of designer materials from semiconductors to polymers. Understanding Processes - The main topics are Waves, Quantum Behaviour and Newtonian Mechanics. Here we consider the beauty of sound and light and go on to explore the quantum nature of light and matter. In Time and Space we use mechanics as a way of predicting the motion of aircraft and other vehicles. Physics in Practice - Consists a portfolio of coursework which is compiled from practical work carried out throughout the year and research into materials. What will I study? Physics in Action Assessed by a 1 hour written examination and accounts for 30% of the overall grade. Understanding Processes Assessed by a 1 hour 45 minutes exam and accounts for 50% of the overall grade. Physics in Practice Assessed by a coursework portfolio and accounts for the remaining 20% of the overall grade. What are the entry requirements for Physics AS Level? You should only apply for this course if you meet, or expect to meet, the following requirements:- GCSE grade B in Physics OR grade B in both Science AND Additional Science. Grade B in HIGHER Maths How is the course assessed? Examination at the end of the course Coursework Module Exams in January and June What other costs are there? Supplementary Costs Band A (?0 - ?50) Frequently Asked Questions Do I have to study maths to take AS Physics? No - but you will find Physics much more understandable if you do, and a good GCSE pass in Maths is preferred. Is there a lot of coursework in AS Physics? There are two short pieces. Each takes about 4 hours of lesson time and a similar amount of time at home. Exam Board = OCR This information is believed to be correct. Cirencester College continually updates and reviews its provision to ensure that it meets the needs of the community. Therefore the right to amend, change or delete learning programmes, accreditation routes or terms and conditions relating to entitlement to study is reserved at all times. We aim to provide open access to a comprehensive range of high quality education and training for the whole community over the age of 16 regardless of race, class, belief, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability, previous educational attainment or particular circumstances. Entry Requirements You will need grade C in FIVE of the following (inc. short GCSEs) : English Language or Literature/Humanities (History,Geography,RS,Sociology,Psychology)/Business/Science (Core and Additional OR triple)/Maths/Foreign Language - If that does not include GCSE English Language, you must take this course at college and achieve a C to progress to A2. You must achieve a grade C in any GCSE taken which is directly related to this AS level unless a higher grade is specified.
Physics AS Level You will be studying the highly acclaimed Advancing Physics course resourced by the Institute of Physics. You will gain experience of what real physicists do. What does the course involve? Physics in Action - The main topics are Communication and Materials. Here we study the importance of digital techniques in image handling, satellite communications and computing. We then go on...
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