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Physics - A level

Year 12

Learning outcomes

The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures.

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures:

  • in a theoretical context
  • in a practical context
  • when handling qualitative data
  • when handling quantitative data.

AO3: Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues, to:

  • make judgements and reach conclusions
  • develop and refine practical design and procedures.

Topics taught

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity

Year 13

Learning outcomes

The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures.

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures:

  • in a theoretical context
  • in a practical context
  • when handling qualitative data
  • when handling quantitative data.

AO3: Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues, to:

  • make judgements and reach conclusions
  • develop and refine practical design and procedures.

Topics taught

  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics

Option

  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Engineering physics
  • Turning points in physics
  • Electronics