AQA A-Level Physics

A-level Physics

Units/modules studied by term

Year 1

Autumn:
3.4.1 Force, energy and momentum
3.4.2 Materials
3.3.1 Progressive and stationary waves
3.3.2 Refraction, diffraction and interference
Spring:
3.2.1 Particles
3.2.2 Electromagnetic radiation and quantum phenomena
3.5.1 Current electricity
Summer:
3.6.1 Periodic motion, Revision Mocks

Year 2

Autumn:
3.7.1 Fields
3.7.2 Gravitational fields
3.7.3 Electric fields
3.7.4 Capacitance
3.7.5 Magnetic fields
Spring:
3.8.1 Radioactivity
3.11.1 Rotational dynamics
3.11.2 Thermodynamics and engines
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: 7408C
Qualification Accreditation: 601/4747/7
Number/Discount course: 1210
Length of course: 2 Years
Guided learning hours: 360 GLH

Assessment

Outcome grades: E to A* (PASS), U (FAIL)
Entry requirements: High
External examination: Three mandatory papers each of 120 minutes, 85/85/80 marks and 34 %/34%/32% contribution.
Optional paper in Part B of Paper 3. Students will study 3.11, Engineering Physics

Coursework: 12 Required Practicals, content will be assessed (15%) in written papers above and teacher assessment for CPAC (Common Practical Assessment Criteria) as Pass/Fail (or “endorsement”). Students must keep records of Practicals
Coursework Deadlines: To be done on the day of the practical.

Assessments: Initial, 2 Teacher set KAT (Key Assessments Tasks) per Term, Yr 12 Mock (July), Yr 13 Mock (Jan), Y13 (End of course)