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Physics

 Autumn and Spring terms:

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity

Summer term:

  • Completion of practical activities for Year 12
  • Preparation in use of Scientific language and exam technique
  • Commencement of Year 13 work in June, after the end of year assessment

Practical work:

Practical work is assessed and carried out over the year in six required practical activities. These contribute to a pass/fail practical endorsement and do not affect the final letter grade.

Assessment:

Half termly testing on recent and previous work.

Mock exam and end of year exam in exam conditions, following this format:

Paper 1 (50%):

  • Content is from sections 1 to 5
  • 70 marks – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 40 marks of short and structured questions, 30 multiple choice questions

Paper 2 (50%):

  • Content is from sections 1-5
  • 70 marks – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 20 marks of short and long answer questions on practical skills and data analysis, 20 marks of short and long answer questions from across the specification, 30 multiple choice questions

Resources:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/physics-7407-7408

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