Physics

Head of Dept: Mr B Purcell


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Staff in department

Miss G Craig, Mr J Dixon, Mrs S Gordon, Mrs Lauren Giles-Nicholas (Technician).

A Level

  • A level exam board: CCEA
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 140% of AS1 hr 45 min paperForces, Energy and Electricity.
AS Module 240% of AS1 hr 45 min paperWaves, Photons and Astronomy.
AS Module 320% of AS2 x 1 hour papersPractical Techniques and Data Analysis.
A2 Module 140% of A22 hour paperDeformation of Solids, Thermal Physics, Circular Motion, Oscillations and
Atomic and Nuclear Physics.
A2 Module 240% of A22 hour paperFields, Capacitors and Particle Physics.
A2 Module 320% of A22 x 1 hour papersPractical Techniques and Data Analysis.

GCSE

  • GCSE exam board: CCEA
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 137.5%1 hr 30 min paperMotion, Force,
Density and Kinetic
Theory, Energy, and
Atomic and Nuclear
Physics
Unit 237.5%1 hr 30 min paperWaves, Light,
Electricity,
Magnetism,
Electromagnetism
and Space Physics
Unit 325%2 hr Practical skills assessment
1 hr 15 min written paper
Practical Skills

KS3: Brief topic overview

Year 8
Y8 Taught as Combined Science. Physics topics involved are - Measurements (including practical skills), Forces, Energy and Space.

Year 9
Y9 Taught as Combined Science. Physics topics involved are - Forces & Speed, Sound, Light, Electricity and Space.

Year 10
Forces, Waves, Heat Transfer and Magnetism.