English Martyrs' Catholic School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FJ
Tel: 0116 2428880 | Email: emsixth@englishmartyrs.org

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PHYSICS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Year 12:
- Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Physics
- Module 2 - Foundations in Physics - Physical Quantities, Units, Measurements and Data Analysis
- Module 3 - Forces and Motion - Force, Motion, Momentum, Energy, Power and Materials
- Module 4 - Electrons, Waves and Photons - Current, Charge, Resistance, Circuit Theory, Waves, Quantum Physics
 
Year 13:
- Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills
- Module 5 - Newtonian World and Astrophysics - Thermal Physics, Circular Motion, Oscillations, Gravitational Fields, Astrophysics and Cosmology
- Module 6 - Particles and Medical Physics - Capacitors, Electric fields, Electromagnetism, Nuclear and Particle

ASSESSMENT

AS
June of Year 12
- Breadth in Physics - assesses content from all modules (50%) - 90 minute exam
- Depth in Physics - assesses content from all modules (50%) - 90 minute exam
- Practical endorsement - not examined and reported separately

 

A Level
June of Year 13
- Component 01 - assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 (37%) - 135 minute exam
- Component 02 - assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6 (37%) - 135 minute exam
- Component 03 - assesses content from all modules (26%) - 90 minute exam
- Practical endorsement - not examined and reported separately
 
Exam Board: OCR

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

5 Grade 4s and above to include Grade 6 in GCSE Physics or Double Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics

PROGRESSION PATHS

Degree courses in Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Medical Physics, Geophysics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Law, Maths, Material Science, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Economics, Oceanography