A level


Names of staff, role & contact details

Mrs J Tilley
Subject Leader

Miss G Latham
Assistant Subject Leader

Ms J Hutchinson
Assistant Subject Leader

Mr M McGrath
Assistant Headteacher

Mrs H Barnsley
Teacher of Science

Mr T Hallsworth
Teacher of Science

Mrs K Newton
Teacher of Science

Mr M Thomas
Teacher of Science

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.