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A Level Physics, Padworth College, UK

Padworth College


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Please visit Global Education Fair 2016 in Yerevan (9 April 2016, Best Western Congress Hotel, Picasso Hall ) for more information about this program

A LEVEL PHYSICS

Exam Board: AQA

Physics is a subject of enormous breadth. It examines the workings of the universe with its billions of stars and ranges down to the behaviour of tiny particles inside atoms from which we and everything around us are made. Areas of study include natural philosophy and raise many questions that current research seeks to answer. Physics is increasingly extending into every area of our lives - computers, the Internet, mass media, modern transportation systems and medicine.

Experimental skills are considered very important in physics and these are developed in a dedicated physics laboratory with computer links. Emphasis is given to progress in current research and we use, for example scientific literature and videos clips, to keep up to date and to promote discussion.

The study of physics finds applications in many varied fields such as:

-Scientific research - what is the nature of reality

-Engineering - the appliance of science to change our surroundings

-Computing and Electronics - producing ever increasing complexity

-Medicine, scanners, nuclear medicine, and micro- and nano-technologies

-Financial World - modelling financial systems

-Management - developing problem-solving skills

-Media storage and communication technology

Qualification

Year 1

Areas of study include particles and radiation, mechanics and motion, materials, waves and electricity.

Year 2

Areas of study include nuclear physics, thermal physics, fields and their consequences, and an option topic. Throughout both years investigation skills and data analysis techniques will also be taught and will be included in the examinations at the end of the second year.

Assessment

Assessment will be by examinations, all at the end of the second year of study.

The content consists of three examinations, each two hours long. Some units contain multiple choice questions, and all have short and long answer sections.

Entrance requirements

Students will normally be required to have a Grade C or above in GCSE physics or equivalent. Students also need to be confident in mathematics.

Please visit Global Education Fair 2016 in Yerevan (9 April 2016, Best Western Congress Hotel, Picasso Hall ) for more information about this program


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Publish Date
March 16, 2016




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