AS/A Level Physics Ref:57867
What topics are covered by the course?
What you will study AS Level (Year 1) Unit 1 - Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity An introduction to the fundamental properties and nature of matter, radiation and quantum phenomena. You will also study electricity and its applications. Unit 2 - Mechanics, Materials and Waves This unit introduces vectors and develops knowledge and understanding of forces and energy from GCSE Additional Science. Materials are studied in terms of their bulk properties and tensile strength and you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the characteristics, properties and applications of waves. Unit 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics Experimental and investigative activities to develop your practical skills. A2 Level (Year 2) Unit 4 - Fields and Further Mechanics Advances the study of momentum, introduces circular and oscillatory motion and gravitation. The unit covers electric and magnetic fields, together with basic electromagnetic induction. Unit 5 - Nuclear and Thermal Physics + Option Topic The first section of this unit looks at the characteristics of the nucleus, the properties of unstable nuclei and how energy is obtained from the nucleus. The thermal properties of materials and the nature of gases are studied in depth. The second part of the unit currently examines when and how the major conceptual changes in the subject took place and their effect on present day technologies. Topics include wave-particle duality and Einstein's theory of special relativity including, of course, the world's most famous equation. Unit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Physics Further experimental and investigative activities. How you will learn You will be learning through investigation, experimentation, demonstrations and lectures. Students will discuss and apply their learning to several contexts and to the solution of worksheet problems. Assistance is provided during lectures/class and homework is set weekly. Testing during and at the end of modules helps staff and students to monitor and support their progress. A full range of past examination papers is available and is used to help students prepare for end of course examinations in June.
Who should attend?
Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A* to C. Students are expected to have a grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics and at least grades BC in GCSE Core and Additional Science. You will also need a Level 2 literacy qualification.
What will I be able to do on completion?
Further study A Level Physics is an excellent qualification for anyone seeking entry to a university. It is essential for engineering courses. Career opportunities Many physicists work in research and development, engineering and information technology. Other career paths include medicine, astronomy, meteorology, geology, environmental science and teaching.
How will I be assessed?
Each module is assessed by a written examination. Units 3 and 6 are both assessed through an investigative skills assignment which involves students answering a number of questions on experimental data they have collected.
Venue Wakefield City Campus
Programme Level Level 3
Duration 2 years
Start Date September
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