The OCR A Level Physics course has been developed to follow on from the Additional Double and Triple award GCSE science courses and covers the following topics;
· Foundations of Physics
· Forces and Motion
· Electrons, Waves and Photons
· The Newtonian World and Astrophysics
· Particles and Medical Physics
Few other subjects offer such a wealth of education and employment possibilities.
Exam Board: OCR
Physicists seek to understand the physical universe in order to predict its behaviour.
Physics, as a part of science, provides a picture of how the world behaves and how the laws of nature operate: it cannot answer the question why they operate in this way.
Teaching and learning methods include formal teaching, group work, a field trip, practical work, discussions and debates, films and videos and student-led presentations.
It is helpful to study A-Level Mathematics alongside Physics, although this is not essential. Other subjects which combine well with Physics include all sciences and technologies, geography, ICT, English.
Three written exam papers comprising 100% of the final grade for A level, two written papers for AS level. Practical skills are assessed separately but do not contribute to the final grade.
Module 1: Development of Practical Skills in Physics
Module 2: Foundations of Physics
Module 3: Forces and Motion
Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons
Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics
Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics
Grades 66 in Combined Science or grades 666 in separate Sciences and grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.