Content is split into six teaching modules:
Module 1 – ‘Development of practical skills in physics’
Module 2 – Foundations of physics.
Module 3 – Forces and motion
Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons
Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics
Module 6 – Particles and medical
Students work individually. They are expected to pre-read each topic prior to the lesson, take part in class discussion and make their own detailed notes after the lesson. Support is available in addition to lessons, each lesson is supported by multimedia resources, and a multitude of extra resources is available both written and on-line. At least one hour of independent study is required for each hour of teaching.
Assessment is by 3 written papers
Modelling physics 2 hours 15 minutes written paper 37% of total A level. Exploring physics 2 hours 15 minutes written paper 37% of total A level. Unified physics 1 hour 30 minutes written paper 26% of total A level
Minimum of 6 in relevant (Science/Maths) subjects especially Physics
Physics is a highly valued A level, because it is acknowledged to be very challenging to obtain. Students typically move on to careers in Medicine, Engineering and of course Physics. The A Level Physics course will prepare learners for progression to undergraduate study, enabling them to enter a range of academic and vocational careers in mathematics-related courses, physical sciences, engineering, medicine, computing and related sectors. For learners wishing to follow an apprenticeship route or those seeking direct entry into physical science careers, this A level provides a strong background and progression pathway.