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Physics A Level

/ AQA A Level / UOL56

The Physics A-Level looks at a wide variety of types and practices of physics and how different theories are applied. The course is ideal for learners who need a Physics A level to gain entry to university.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

Do you need an A Level to get into University?

The Physics A Level is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university.

This specification is designed to:
- Develop an interest in the subject and look at further areas of study relating to careers in this area
- Gain vital knowledge into the wide range of areas in the subject and how these areas cross over.
- Look at how both theoretical and practical areas are applied in the study of different areas
- Use a variety of related skills such as mathematics and problem solving to understand the key principles of Physics as an independent science
- Develop an understanding of the different theories and models of physics
- Be able to carry out investigations and experiments to consolidate your knowledge
- Understand that scientific knowledge evolves and grows over a period of time
- Develop communication skills that can be used to show understanding in scientific terminology
- Understand the ethical and environmental issues around Physics and how these must be taken into account

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

Modules

The AQA A Level Physics specification is structured into thirteen topics, assessed across three examinations. This course has been designed to reflect this, and will take students through each topic, as listed below:

Compulsory Content:
Topic 1: Measurements and their errors
Topic 2: Particles and radiation
Topic 3: Waves
Topic 4: Mechanics and materials
Topic 5: Electricity
Topic 6: Further mechanics and thermal physics
Topic 7: Fields and their consequences
Topic 8: Nuclear physics

Optional Content:
Topic 9: Astrophysics
Topic 10: Medical physics
Topic 11: Engineering physics
Topic 12: Turing points in physics
Topic 13: Electronics

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge of the subject is required, however basic English reading and writing skills are recommended. It is also recommended that students should have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Physics course or equivalent.

To take an A Level with us it is recommended that you should have a GCSE grade C or above in your chosen subject.

You may wish to study this course alongside our English or Mathematical Skills courses to ensure that you have the necessary skills in these areas when applying for further education or employment.

Assessment

In order to complete the A Level learners will be required to sit three examinations and twelve practical assessments. The practicals are not marked, but you will need to be observed by an examination centre to demonstrate competence in the different techniques.

Paper 1
34% of A-Level - 85 marks - Written exam: 2 hours
Content from topics 1-5 and 6.1

Paper 2
34% of A-Level - 85 marks - Written exam: 2 hours
Content from topics 6.2, 7 and 8
Content from topics 1 to 6.1

Paper 3
32% of A-Level - 80 marks - Written exam: 2 hours
Section A: Practical skills and data analysis
Section B: Students enter for one of topics 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations or practicals required.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Support

- The course is supplied as an online course, you will not receive a hard copy of the course materials.
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

course description

Course Description

Do you need an A Level to get into University?

The Physics A Level is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university.

This specification is designed to:
- Develop an interest in the subject and look at further areas of study relating to careers in this area
- Gain vital knowledge into the wide range of areas in the subject and how these areas cross over.
- Look at how both theoretical and practical areas are applied in the study of different areas
- Use a variety of related skills such as mathematics and problem solving to understand the key principles of Physics as an independent science
- Develop an understanding of the different theories and models of physics
- Be able to carry out investigations and experiments to consolidate your knowledge
- Understand that scientific knowledge evolves and grows over a period of time
- Develop communication skills that can be used to show understanding in scientific terminology
- Understand the ethical and environmental issues around Physics and how these must be taken into account

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge of the subject is required, however basic English reading and writing skills are recommended. It is also recommended that students should have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Physics course or equivalent.

To take an A Level with us it is recommended that you should have a GCSE grade C or above in your chosen subject.

You may wish to study this course alongside our English or Mathematical Skills courses to ensure that you have the necessary skills in these areas when applying for further education or employment.

assessment

Assessment

In order to complete the A Level learners will be required to sit three examinations and twelve practical assessments. The practicals are not marked, but you will need to be observed by an examination centre to demonstrate competence in the different techniques.

Paper 1
34% of A-Level - 85 marks - Written exam: 2 hours
Content from topics 1-5 and 6.1

Paper 2
34% of A-Level - 85 marks - Written exam: 2 hours
Content from topics 6.2, 7 and 8
Content from topics 1 to 6.1

Paper 3
32% of A-Level - 80 marks - Written exam: 2 hours
Section A: Practical skills and data analysis
Section B: Students enter for one of topics 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations or practicals required.

support

Support

- The course is supplied as an online course, you will not receive a hard copy of the course materials.
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

modules

Modules

The AQA A Level Physics specification is structured into thirteen topics, assessed across three examinations. This course has been designed to reflect this, and will take students through each topic, as listed below:

Compulsory Content:
Topic 1: Measurements and their errors
Topic 2: Particles and radiation
Topic 3: Waves
Topic 4: Mechanics and materials
Topic 5: Electricity
Topic 6: Further mechanics and thermal physics
Topic 7: Fields and their consequences
Topic 8: Nuclear physics

Optional Content:
Topic 9: Astrophysics
Topic 10: Medical physics
Topic 11: Engineering physics
Topic 12: Turing points in physics
Topic 13: Electronics

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.