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A Level Physics 2017


£396 - (R$1.628)

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The following course, offered by Career vision, will help you improve your skills and achieve your professional goals. During the program you will study different subjects which are deemed to be useful for those who want to enhance their professional career. Sign up for more information!

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IT Law
Applied Physics
Nuclear Physics
AQA Physics
GCSE Physics
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This distance learning A Level Physics course has been designed to the latest specifications. The first available exam dates for this version of the AQA Physics A Level are in June 2017. Physics is one of the most challenging A Level courses we offer. You will study the most fundamental principles of the universe, and the scientific methods needed in order to understand and interpret them. Physics is a highly respected subject, and is looked favourably upon by universities and employers, primarily because of its difficulty, but also because of the scope of its potential application.

This AQA syllabus takes in a wide variety of theoretical and applied physics, from engineering, medical physics and advanced electronics all the way through to astrophysics and particle theory. This breadth makes A Level physics a valuable qualification for many different kinds of student, from the highly academic to the more practically focused.

  • Course Length - 24 Months
  • Award Received - AQA A Level Physics
  • Course Code: UALV21-2015
In accordance with the latest specifications, this course has been designed to encourage students to:

  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
  • Use theories, models and ideas to develop scientific explanations
  • Use knowledge and understanding to pose scientific questions, define scientific problems, present scientific arguments and scientific ideas
  • Use appropriate methodology, including information and communication technology (ICT), to answer scientific questions and solve scientific problems
  • Carry out experimental and investigative activities, including appropriate risk management, in a range of contexts
  • Analyse and interpret data to provide evidence, recognising correlations and causal relationships
  • Evaluate methodology, evidence and data, and resolve conflicting evidence
  • Know that scientific knowledge and understanding develops over time
  • Communicate information and ideas in appropriate ways using appropriate terminology
  • Consider applications and implications of science and evaluate their associated benefits and risks
  • Consider ethical issues in the treatment of humans, other organisms and the environment
  • Evaluate the role of the scientific community in validating new knowledge and ensuring integrity
  • Evaluate the ways in which society uses science to inform decision making.

The AQA A Level Physics specification is structured into thirteen topics, assessed across three examinations. Some of the content is compulsory, and some is optional. If content is listed as optional it means that students will have a choice of questions relating to these topics when they sit their exam. Your tutor may advise that you focus on a particular one of these topics when studying:

Compulsory Content:

Topic 1: Measurements and their errors
Topic 2: Particles and radiation
Topic 3: Waves
Topic 4: Mechanics and materials
Topic 5: Electricity
Topic 6: Further mechanics and thermal physics
Topic 7: Fields and their consequences
Topic 8: Nuclear physics

Optional Content

Topic 9: Astrophysics
Topic 10: Medical physics
Topic 11: Engineering physics
Topic 12: Turing points in physics
Topic 13: Electronics

AQA A Level in Physics: *AQA Qualification Code: 7408

In order to attain this qualification you must sit three examinations and twelve practical assessments. The practicals are not marked, but you will need to be observed by an examination centre to demonstrate competence in the different techniques. The practicals are usually held in Spring of each year, while the written exams are in May/June. Booking exams is the responsibility of the student. Any and all exam fees will be paid by the student directly to their chosen exam centre. Finding an exam centre that will allow private candidates to sit practical exams can be difficult, and students should be prepared to travel. On purchasing the course UKDLP will provide students with a list of recommended exam centres.

Paper 1

Assessment details:

34% of A-Level
85 marks
Written exam: 2 hours

What is assessed?:

Content from topics 1-5 and 6.1


60 marks = A mixture of short and long answer questions
25 marks = Multiple choice questions

Paper 2

Assessment details:

34% of A-Level
85 marks
Written exam: 2 hours

What is assessed?:

Content from topics 6.2, 7 and 8
Content from topics 1 to 6.1


60 marks = A mixture of short and long answer questions
25 marks = Multiple choice questions

Paper 3

Assessment details:

32% of A-Level
80 marks
Written exam: 2 hours

What is assessed?:

Section A: Practical skills and data analysis
Section B: Students enter for one of topics 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13


45 marks = A mixture of short and long answer questions on practical experiments and data analysis
35 marks = A mixture of long and short answer questions on chosen optional topic

Practical Assessment

Your A Level grade will be based on your written examinations. However, in order to recieve your A Level you must also undergo a seperate endorsement of 12 practical skills. These are listed below:

  1. Investigation into the variation of the frequency of stationary waves on a string with length, tension and mass per unit length of the string.
  2. Investigation of interference effects to include the Young’s slit experiment and interference by a diffraction grating.
  3. Determination of by a free-fall method
  4. Determination of the Young modulus by a simple method.
  5. Determination of resistivity of a wire using a micrometer, ammeter and voltmeter.
  6. Investigation of the emf and internal resistance of electric cells and batteries by measuring the variation of the terminal pd of the cell with current in it.
  7. Investigation into simple harmonic motion using a mass-spring system and a simple pendulum.
  8. Investigation of Boyle’s (constant temperature) law and Charles’s (constant pressure) law for a gas.
  9. Investigation of the charge and discharge of capacitors. Analysis techniques should include log-linear plotting leading to a determination of the time constant
  10. Investigate how the force on a wire varies with flux density, current and length of wire using a top pan balance.
  11. Investigate, using a search coil and oscilloscope, the effect on magnetic flux linkage of varying the angle between a search coil and magnetic field direction.
  12. Investigation of the inverse-square law for gamma radiation.

Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers.

Courses are delivered on our Moodle based Digital Learning Environment CloudPort allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet.

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Exams are taken at a registered exam centre, and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you.

Our A Levels come with tutor support for up to 24 months

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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