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Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar School

Physics

Key Stage 3

Please refer to the Science (Years 7&8) subject page for details of the physics topics taught in years 7 and 8

 

GCSE

Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the J249 OCR Gateway Physics B specification. During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

P1 Matter

P2: Forces

P3: Electricity

P4: Magnetism and Magnetic Fields

P5: Waves in Matter

P6: Radioactivity

P7: Energy

P1-7 “Physics only” sub-topics

P8: Global challenges

For more detailed information on the course content and assessment please refer to the examination board website: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-physics-a-j249-from-2016/

 

A Level

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the 7408 AQA Physics specification. During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12 Year 13

1 Measurements and their errors

2 Particles and radiation

3 Waves

4 Mechanics and materials

5 Electricity

6 Further mechanics (A-level only)

6 Thermal physics 

7 Fields and their consequences

8 Nuclear physics

Students will study either one of the below:

  • 9 Astrophysics (Option)
  • 13 Electronics (Option)

For more detailed information on the course content and assessment please refer to the examination board website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/physics-7407-7408

 

Additional resources

Students may find the following links and/or resources useful to further their studies of this subject:

BBC Bitesize KS3 Science

www.docbrown