Names of staff, role & contact details
|Name of course(s) offered||Exam board||Link to spec||Nature of assessment|
|Physics||AQA||http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/physics-7407-7408||Linear 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.
Teacher 1: Mechanics
Teacher 2: Waves
Teacher 1: Particles and Radiation, Quantum Phenomena
Teacher 2: Electric
Teacher 1: Materials
Teacher 2: Thermal Physics
Teacher 1: Further Mechanics, Capacitors
Teacher 2: Option Block Topic
Teacher 1: Fields, Nuclear Physics
Teacher 2: Practical Skills Paper 3 preparations, Practical endorsements
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.