Subject Name: AS/A2 Physics Exam Board: AQA
Brief outline of subject:
This course is studied by a range of pupils who have an interest in Science especially Physics.
Pupils who choose to study this course because they enjoyed the subject at GCSE and find that they have an interest in natural occurrences.
This is an interesting course that it is delivered in such a fashion to allow pupils to develop many key skill areas; e.g. literacy skills, numeracy skills, IT skills, presentation skills and team working to name but a few.
Topics covered in the AS course include new topics like quantum phenomena, alongside the usual mechanics. A2 covers topics of fields and there is an optional topic covered as part of the course.
Examples of topics covered:
The course itself consists of 3 models in both AS and A level. Each module is taught and examined before moving onto the next ensuring you have the best chance of achieving top grades. Course work is taught during lesson time and assessed by your teachers providing you with maximum support.
AS topic include:
Particles, quantum phenomena Assessed in
Mechanics, materials and waves June
Practical assessment of the first year
A level topics include:
Fields and further mechanics Assessed in
Nuclear and thermal physics plus option June
Practical assessment of the second year
Each section is assessed by examination in the June of each year. The practical assessment is internally marked for AS and A2
Possible career progression:
Physics students are in demand by lots of professions. For example, banking – making lots of money! – to engineering – both structural and electronic. Even into teaching the subject!
Subject leader: G.Gibson
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org