Albert Einstein 1879-1955 1921 Nobel Laureate in Physics for his services to theoretical physics especially for the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect Physics OCR Physics B Which examination board and specification do the school use? Do I need straight A*s? “Advancing Physics” No, but you so need 5 grade Cs at GCSE including BB in double award science. A grade C in maths would be very useful. Yes, especially if you enjoy science and definitely if you plan to do applied maths, aviation, biotechnology, computing, criminology, engineering, forensics, geophysics, medicine, meteorology, metallurgy, optometry, teaching, pharmacy, telecommunications and many more… Should I consider taking this course? What is the structure of the course? 1. 2. 3. Physics in action Understanding processes, experimentation and data handling Physics in practice Our students have gone on to do some very interesting things. Here are just a few examples: Natural Sciences/Engineering at Cambridge Medicine at Imperial College London Engineering at Loughborough Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham Automotive Engineering at Loughborough Computer Studies at Warwick Physics at Leeds Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough Interior and Spacial Design at Suffolk College Aeronautical Engineering at Loughborough AS Physics How will I be taught? You will have 3 double lessons per week. The lessons will consist of some theory work, some practical work, some practice exam papers, coursework and regular assessment. One or more of the following: Mr Arthur Mrs Nunn Mr Peaty Who will teach me? How is the course Assessed? Physics in action 1 hour exam 30% of AS 15% of A Level Understanding processes, experimentation and data handling 1 hour 45 minutes exam 50% of AS 25% of A Level Physics in practice Measurement report Materials presentation 20% of AS 10% of A Level AS Physics - Course Content Physics in Action Communication Electrical circuits, waves, images and simple optics. Designer Materials Materials and how their properties are related to their uses and their structures. Understanding Processes, Experimentation and Data Handling Waves and Quantum Behaviour Wave phenomena, quantum behaviour of photons and the idea of possible photon paths. Space, Time and Motion Classical mechanics including vectors. Uniformly accelerated motion and motion in two dimensions under a constant force. Physics in Practice Quality of Measurement Report. A report of a measurement or a study of a physical relationship. Physics in Use Presentation A presentation on the use, properties and structure of a material. A2 Physics Should I consider taking this course? Yes! If you enjoyed AS physics and you want to continue studying physics at a higher level. Do I need straight As at AS level? No! But you do need to demonstrate the ability to pass the AS modules and convince us that you’re going to put in the effort to study for the more demanding course at A2. How is the course Assessed? Rise and fall of the clockwork universe 1 hour 15 minutes exam 15% of A Level Field and particle physics 2 hour exam 25% of A Level Researching physics Investigation report Research report and presentation 10% of A Level A2 Physics - Course Content Rise and Fall of the Clockwork Universe Models and Rules Random decay and the decay of the charge on a capacitor, energy and momentum, the harmonic oscillator and circular orbits. Matter in Extremes Kinetic theory of gases, thermal behaviour of matter and the effect of temperature. Field and Particle Physics Fields Electromagnetism, electric fields and potential. Fundamental Particles Atomic, nuclear and sub nuclear structure, ionising radiation and risk. Researching Physics Practical Investigation and Report •A report of an extended investigation of a practical problem related to physics or its applications. Research Briefing Report and Presentation •A short written and verbal report on a topic of interest to the student. Standing waves seen in pipes as roaring flames Attend expert lectures at Cambridge’s Cavendish Lab Make videos and photographs of projectiles Choose a material from Spandex to Kevlar and make a presentation See the photoelectric effect that was explained by Einstein Solve the monkey hunter puzzle Question everything you though you knew about science Research your favourite topic to great depth and report on it.