Science – Physics


How long does it last? Two years
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Students who take this course:
Students will have a minimum of a Grade 6 in GCSE Physics or Combined Science or Triple Science course. They will also require a minimum Grade 6 in Mathematics. They will have an interest in science, particularly physics.

Studying Physics at A Level will provide students with a wealth of opportunities in all branches of engineering, scientific research, medicine or astronomy. Employers value the analytical and logical mind of the physicist and the rigor of this A Level would be welcome on almost any course.

Course Description:
This course aims to provide insights into how the Universe works. The subject is both fascinating and complex and is ideal for anyone who wants to challenge themselves.

OCR A-level Physics A (H556) Subject Content and Assessments

Physics A Level content is split into six teaching modules. The modules can be summarised as:
Module 1: Development of practical skills
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 physics

A Level Paper 1: Modelling Physics
Any content from Units 1, 2, 3 & 5 including relevant practical skills.
Section A: Multiple Choice and Section B: Structured questions
Written exam, duration 2hr 15mins, 100 marks, 37% of A Level Physics

A Level Paper 2: Exploring Physics
Any content from Units 1, 2, 4 & 6 including relevant practical skills.
Section A: Multiple Choice and Section B: Structured questions
Written exam, duration 2hr 15mins, 100 marks, 37% of A Level Physics

A Level Paper 3: Unified Physics
Any content from Units 1 – 4, including relevant practical skills.
Structure and extended response questions.
Written exam, duration 1hr 30mins, 70 marks, 26% of A Level Physics