Physics

Awarding Body / Specification No:  OCR H556

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-physics-a-h156-h556-from-2015/

What will you be learning?

The course takes you from an understanding of basic mechanics, through to the fascinating areas of Waves, Nuclear Physics and the Universe.  You will also study Further Physics, Gravitational and Magnetic fields and their applications.  As well as gaining a valuable qualification, you will develop problem solving skills that will be transferable and desirable in all areas of higher education and employment.

 

Entry requirements

Separate Science students: Science to be studied 6, 2nd science 6, Maths 6

Trilogy (double award) students: 6,6 Maths 6

2 Science A Levels 7,6 Maths 6

3 Science A Levels 7,7 Maths 6

 

 

How is the course examined or assessed?

 

Unit                                             Assessment                                       Weighting

 

Modelling Physics 2 hours 15 minutes written exam A Level – 37%
Exploring Physics 2 hours 15 minutes written exam A Level – 37%
Unified Physics 1 hours 30 minutes written exam A Level – 26%
Practical endorsement Non exam assessment  

 

 

 

Modelling Physics assesses content from Development of Practical Skills, Foundations of Physics, Forces and Motion and Newtonian World and Astrophysics

Exploring Physics assesses content from Development of Practical Skills, Foundations of Physics, Electrons, Waves and Photons and Particles and Medical Physics

Unified Physics assesses content from all six modules

The practical endorsement involves 12 core practical’s with detailed analysis and evaluation

What happens when you have finished?

A Level Physics is an excellent qualification to have showing that you are analytical and numerate.  The study of Physics could lead directly to either employment or to degree level study in Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Astronomy or Medicine.