|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Physics||Science||A-level (17/18)||OCR|
Students who take either AS or A2 Level Physics will be expected to have received GCSE Physics or GCSE Additional Science teaching at higher level and achieved at least grade B in final exam. Students are also required to have a grade 6(B) in GCSE Mathematics.
These courses build on GCSE knowledge and understanding, and students will be introduced to new ideas which include the current ideas of particle and quantum physics.
Staff are well qualified physics specialists, experienced and keen to support students throughout their studies.
Students are advised to support their physics studies with AS level maths. If this is not the case, additional tutoring in the required mathematics may be provided within the physics department.
During the AS course students will study quantum phenomena, electricity, mechanics, properties of materials and waves.
A2 students will follow the AS course in their first year and will then study fields, further mechanics, nuclear and thermal physics as well as an introduction to astrophysics and medical physics.
Experimental techniques are a common thread to all AS and A2 topics but will only be assessed at A2 level.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Paper 1 50%
Paper 2 50%
These will contain a mixture of short answer, long answer and multiple choice questions.
A Level units in Year 13 % of A level
Paper 1 35%
Paper 2 35%
The content is selected to support a range of career options. It is an entry requirement for many branches of engineering and is a valuable course for students who may be considering such careers as medicine, radiography, medical imaging, architecture, sports science, archaeology, surveying and computing.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900