OCR Physics A.
Content is split into six teaching modules:
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics
Practical skills assessed in a written examination.
Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement.
Module 2 – Foundations of physics
Physical quantities and units, Making measurements and analysing data, Nature of quantities
Module 3 – Forces and motion
Motion, Forces in action
Work, energy and power, Materials
Newton’s laws of motion and momentum
Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons
Charge and current
Energy, power and resistance
Electrical circuits, Waves, Quantum physics
Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics
Thermal physics, Circular motion, Oscillations, Gravitational fields, Astrophysics and cosmology
Module 6 – Particles and medical physics
Capacitors, Electric fields, Electromagnetism, Nuclear and particle physics, Medical imaging
HOW MANY EXAMS DO I HAVE TO TAKE AND WHEN DO I TAKE THEM?
Physics A-Level: There are 3 exams totalling 6 hours of exam assessment. Modelling physics (2 hours 15 minutes) assesses content from Modules 1,2,3 and 5. Exploring physics (2 hours 15 minutes) assesses content from 1,2,4 and 6, and unified physics (1 hour 30 minutes) assesses content from all modules 1-6. Within A-Level Physics, 40% of the marks available within written examinations will be for assessment of mathematics.
IS THERE ANY COURSEWORK OR CONTROLLED ASSESSMENTS?
It is 100% externally assessed and there is no coursework or controlled assessments. However, you will be required to develop a range of practical skills throughout the course in preparation for the written examinations. The A-Level Physics course will prepare you for progression to undergraduate study, enabling you to enter a range of academic and vocational careers.