KS5 Years 12 & 13 Physics

KS5 Years 12 & 13 Physics

A-Level

We follow the AQA Physics Specification

 

Subject content:

 

Core content

1 Measurements and their errors

2 Particles and radiation

3 Waves

4 Mechanics and materials

5 Electricity

6 Further mechanics and thermal physics

7 Fields and their consequences

8 Nuclear physics

 

Options

9 Astrophysics

10 Medical physics

11 Engineering physics

12 Turning points in physics

13 Electronics

 

AS Level

Assessments

Paper 1

What's assessed

  • Sections 1 - 5

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • 70 marks

  • 50% of AS

 Questions

  • 70 marks of short and long answer questions split by topic.

 

Paper 2

What's assessed

  • Sections 1 - 5

  • Assessed written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • 70 marks

  • 50% of AS

 Questions

  • Section A: 20 marks of short and long answer questions on practical skills and data analysis

  • Section B: 20 marks of short and long answer questions from across all areas of AS content

  • Section C: 30 multiple choice questions

 

A-Level

Assessments

Paper 1

What's assessed

  • Sections 1 to 5 and 6.1 (Periodic motion)

  • Written examination: 2 hours

  • 85 marks

  • 34% of A-Level

 Questions

  • 60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

     

Paper 2

  •    What's assessed

  • Sections 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8

  • Assumed knowledge from Sections 1 to 6.1

  • Written examination: 2 hours

  • 85 marks

  • 34% of A-Level

 Questions

  • 60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

 

Paper 3

What's assessed

  • Section A Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis

  • Section B: Students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13

  • Assessed written examination: 2 hours

  • 80 marks

  • 32% of A-Level

 Questions

  • 45 marks of short and long answer questions on practical experiments and data analysis.

  • 35 marks of short and long answer questions on optional topic.

   

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