The Physics course gives a content-led, flexible approach where the specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of physics. As you progress through the course you will build on your knowledge of the laws of physics, applying your understanding to solve problems on topics ranging from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe. For A Level, the Practical Endorsement will also support the development of practical skills.
We follow the OCR Physics A specification which
aims to encourage learners to:
The Physics Practical Endorsement consists of twelve pieces of work which build up to a portfolio of evidence.
The structure of the course is as follows:
Component One: Modelling Physics (assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 above) consists of a written examination lasting 2 hours 15 minutes. It is worth 100 marks, 37% of the total A Level.
Component Two: Exploring Physics (assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6) consists of a written examination lasting 2 hours 15 minutes. It is worth 100 marks, 37% of the total A Level.
Component Three: Unified Physics (assesses content from all modules) consists of a written examination lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. It is worth 70 marks, 26% of the total A Level.
Practical Endorsement in Physics: this is a non-exam assessment.
Minimum 66555 including 6 in Physics (or Additional Science) and 5 in Mathematics.