Physics H556, September 2015, examined in 2017

Module 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: A level

Physics A level is split into six modules 1 to 6, combined with practicals.

M1: Development of practical skills
  • Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation
M2: Foundations of Physics
  • Physical quantities and units
  • Making measurements and analysing data
  • Nature of quantities
M3: Forces and Motion
  • Motion
  • Forces in action
  • Work, energy and power
  • Materials
  • Newton's laws of motion and momentum.
Detailed Spec
M4: Electrons waves and photons
  • Charge and current
  • Energy, power and resistance
  • Electrical circuits
  • Waves
  • Quantum physics
Detailed Spec

M5: Newtonian world and astrophysics
  • Thermal physics
  • Circular motion
  • Oscillations
  • Gravitational fields
  • Astrophysics.
Detailed Spec
M6: Particles and medical physics
  • Capacitors
  • Electric fields
  • Electromagnetism
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Medical imaging.
Detailed Spec
Paper 1 (37%) Modelling physics
  • Modules 1,2,3,5
  • Section A - multiple choice (15 marks)
  • Section B - Structured questions, covering theory and practical skills (85 marks)
  • 2 hr 15 mins
Sample
Paper 2 (37%) Exploring physics
  • Modules 1,2,4,6
  • Section A - multiple choice (15 marks)
  • Structured questions and extended response questions covering theory and practical skills (85 marks)
  • 2 hr 15 mins
Sample
paper 3 (26%) Unified physics
  • Modules 1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Structured questions and extended response questions covering theory and practical skills (70 marks)
  • 1 hr 30 mins
Sample
Practical ( pass/fail )
  • Candidates complete a minimum of 12 practical activities to demonstrate practical competence. Performance reported separately to the A Level grade.


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