A level

Physics

Names of staff, role & contact details

Dr J Bradburn
Subject Leader
jbn@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Miss G Latham
Assistant Subject Leader
glm@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Ms J Hutchinson
Assistant Subject Leader
jhu@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M McGrath
Assistant Headteacher
mmg@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs J Tilley
Teacher of Science
jty@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs H Barnsley
Teacher of Science
hba@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr T Hallsworth
Teacher of Science
tha@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs K Newton
Teacher of Science
knn@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M Thomas
Teacher of Science
mth@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
PhysicsAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/physics-7407-7408Linear exams at the end of year 13. Three 2 hour written exams. Paper 1: Sections 1–5 and 6.1 (Periodic motion). Paper 2: Sections 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8. Assumed knowledge from sections 1 to 6.1.
Paper 3: Section A: Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis Section B: Students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13.
45 marks of short and long answer questions on practical experiments and data analysis.
35 marks of short and long answer questions on optional topic.

Year 12

Term 1
Teacher 1: Mechanics
Teacher 2: Waves

Term 2
Teacher 1: Particles and Radiation, Quantum Phenomena
Teacher 2: Electric

Term 3
Teacher 1: Materials
Teacher 2: Thermal Physics

Year 13

Term 1
Teacher 1: Further Mechanics, Capacitors
Teacher 2: Option Block Topic

Term 2
Teacher 1: Fields, Nuclear Physics
Teacher 2: Practical Skills Paper 3 preparations, Practical endorsements

Term 3
Teacher 1: Revision
Teacher 2: Revision

How to support your child in Physics:

All students are advised to buy the CGP course textbook (£10) and regular reading is set from these books to prepare prior to lessons and to consolidate learning after lessons.

Other A-level textbooks are kept in the 6th form ILC for use during independent study periods.