Physics

(MODULAR)

Head of Department:  Mr L

Examination Board:  OCR

Physics is at the heart of everything. It contributes to our quality of life and to wealth creation that extends into areas that few outside the world of physics would realise.

We will be teaching the new OCR course which is based on up-to-the-minute topics including Particle physics (looking at latest developments at CERN and also visiting CERN every other year), medical physics, Astro physics and much more.

By studying physics you will develop a good understanding of physics facts and concepts, understand why they are significant, and appreciate the responsibilities that accompany the technological advances within this subject.

Course Content AS

  • Module 1: Development of Practical Skills in Physics
  • Module 2: Foundation of Physics
  • Module 3: Forces and Motion
  • Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons

Scheme of Assessment AS

There will be two 70 marks, 90 minute exams at the end of the AS course carrying an equal weighting of 50%.

Practical and investigative activities are an integral part of the course, but are no longer assessed through controlled assessments. They will be learning skills in class that could be assessed in the written paper.

A2

To complete the full A2 there are two additional modules:

  • Module 5: Newtonian world and Astrophysics
  • Module 6: Particle and medical physics

There are three examinations at the end of the course, which cover the content and skills from all 6 modules.

Practical and investigative activities are an integral part of the course, but are no longer assessed through controlled assessments. They will be learning skills in class that could be assessed in the written paper.