Physics A Level

All students will study EDEXCEL A level Physics.

Students will also be assessed for the practical skills endorsement throughout their two year course.

All students will have end of unit tests and progress assessments. The end of unit tests assess the knowledge and understanding of the unit they have just completed. Students will have one every 2-3 weeks on average through the year.

The progress assessments are cumulative so will examine everything that they have been taught so far in the course. All students are expected to revise for these assessments and details will be placed on the Google Classroom for the students. Students will also have mock examinations

Students must be doing independent study and revision throughout the year in order to be successful. This will involve completing tasks set by their teacher during their own study time and returned for feedback.

 

Term 1

Mechanics

Waves

Electrical quantities

 

Term 2

Fluids

Energy

Behaviour of waves

Electric circuits

Momentum

Solid material properties

 

Term 3

Optics

Quantum physics

Further Mechanics

Electric fields

Term 4

Probing matter

Capacitors

Heat and temperature

Nuclear radiation

 

Term 5

Particle accelerators and detectors

Gravitational fields

Particle zoo

Space

Electromagnetic effects

Simple Harmonic motion

 

Term 6

Revision