AQA GCSE in Physics

GCSE Physics

Units/modules studied by term

Year 1

Autumn:
1. Energy
2. Electricity
Spring:
3. Particle Model of Matter
4. Atomic Structure
Summer:
Mocks
5. Forces

Year 2

Autumn:
6. Waves
7. Magnetism
Spring:
8. Electromagnetism
9. Space physics
Summer:
Revision, External Exams

Educational Visits undertaken with this course:

Educational visit to CERN, ITER, Cambridge, UCL Science Centre Lectures, Imperial Inspire Activities

Course Details

Course/awarding title: AQA
Specification Code: 8463H
Qualification Accreditation: 601/8751/7
Number/Discount course: RC1
Length of course: 2 Years
Guided learning hours: 360 GLH
Tiers: Higher

Assessment

Outcome grades: 1-9 (PASS), U (FAIL)
Entry requirements: TBC
External examination: Two mandatory papers, each 1hr 45m.

Coursework: 8 required practicals to be completed. Guidance in Practical Handbook. Practical Science statement to be completed prior to exam and date provided by AQA.
Coursework Deadlines: Contemporaneous record of practicals completed. Written exam will include questions (at least 15%) on practical work.

Assessments: Initial, 2 Teacher set KAT (Key Assessments Tasks) per Term, Yr 10 Mocks (May), Yr 11 Mock (Jan), Y11 (End of course)