A2 in Physics 2415

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A2 in Physics 2415

Please note that the last date for exams for this course will be May/June 2016.

This A2 Physics course is designed to provide a seamless transition to A Level from previous studies and develop the students’ interest and enthusiasm for physics.
 
After each topic there will be a tutor marked assignment. This will be marked online by your tutor. You will be sent a welcome letter by your tutor, as soon as you make contact, which will outline assignment submission in more detail.
 
There is a practical element to the AS award which expects distance learning students to reflect on practical physics knowledge as well as theoretical. This unit can be undertaken at an external examination centre. Please contact an examination centre with regard to booking your practical. Your project will be marked externally.
 
All distance learning students should download the Private Candidates Handbook from AQA’s website which gives you guidance on finding an examination centre and registering. Likewise, International students need to download the specific handbook for them, which will give alternative examination arrangements etc.
 
The web site is:www.aqa.org.uk
 
Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material on the On Campus area on our website. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs. 
 
AQA Physics A AS: Jim Breithaupt ISBN 978-0-7487-8282-6
The blend of student's books and supporting online resources allow you to personalise the delivery of the course to meet students' needs and develop the skills required to tackle “How Science Works” and practical assessment.
 
AQA Physics A A2: Jim Breithaupt ISBN 978-0-7487-8281-9
The blend of student's books and supporting online resources allow you to personalise the delivery of the course to meet students' needs and develop the skills required to tackle “How Science Works” and practical assessment.
 
The whole course is assessment objectives based and combines a number of learning outcome expectations. The assessment objective weightings for the AS award are as follows:

AO1 Knowledge and understanding of science and of How Science Works 40%
AO2 Application of knowledge and understanding of
science and of How Science Works 40%
AO3 How Science Works - Physics 20%
Total 100%
 
The Units
 

Unit 4 – PHYA4 Fields and Further Mechanics

This unit is carries 20% of the total A LEVEL marks
The unit is externally assessed
Availability: June
 
Content Summary:
· Further Mechanics
· Gravitation
· Capacitance
· Magnetic Fields
 
Assessment
This unit is assessed by means of a written examination paper which lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes:
Section A is 25 multiple choice questions, each worth one mark.
Section B is a written paper of 4/5 structured questions and consists of 50 marks.
 

Unit 5 – PHA5C:

Section A: Nuclear and Thermal Physics
Section B: Applied Physics
 
This unit carries 20% of the total A LEVEL marks (Section A 10% and Section B 10%)
The unit is externally assessed
Availability: June
 
Content Summary:
· Section A: Nuclear and Thermal Physics:
o Radioactivity
o Nuclear Energy
o Thermal Physics
· Section B: Applied Physics (Option C)
o Rotational Dynamics
o Thermodynamics and Engines
 
Assessment
This unit is assessed by means of a written examination paper which lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes:
Section A is a written paper of 4/5 structured questions and consists of 40 marks
Section B is a written paper of 4/5 structured questions and consists of 35 marks.
 

Unit 6: PHA6X Investigative and practical skills in A2 Physics

The unit is carries 10% of the total A LEVEL marks
This unit is externally assessed
Availability: June
 
Summary
Students will carry out experimental and investigative activities in order to develop their practical skills. You will be given the opportunity to access virtual experiments online to prepare you for the practical examination.
 
Assessment
The unit is assessed by means of a practical exam followed by a written examination paper. The examination centre will inform you of an appropriate timescale for the practical exam. The written examination paper will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.
 
The full specification can be viewed and downloaded from the AQA website. 
 
How Science Works
You may have noticed that this phrase comes up in assessment and objective criteria. This builds on from Key Stage 4 science and is related to the following:
· The use of theories and models, ideas and clarifications
· The ability to use knowledge and understanding to address scientific problems
· The ability to use appropriate methodology and ICT to answer scientific questions
· Practical knowledge and risk assessment
· Analysis and interpretive skills
· Evaluation skills
· Be able to communicate information and ideas using appropriate approach and terminology
 
Summary
The introduction has covered the basic course content and assessment criteria. Further information can be obtained through AQA.
Your tutor will support you throughout the course and provide guidance where it is needed.
Predicted grades can only be given upon sufficient assignment submissions, and students are encouraged to complete all assignments, as they provide valuable revision resources for written examinations and ensure that all topics have been covered.
 

Entry Requirements

Basic English reading and writing skills, as full tutor support is given. GCSE Maths will be an advantage.

Study Hours

Approximately 150 hours.

Qualification

AS/A2 - A level in Physics. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Specification: AQA (Full A Level) 2450, AQA (AS) 1451 and AQA (A2) 2451

www.aqa.org.uk

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FINAL EXAM DATE FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE IN MAY/JUNE 2016

What's Included

Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.

Further Information

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

January 2013 will be the last January exam period. All future exams will be held during the May - June exam period only.

In the student 'On Campus' area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning. Oxford Learning

 

Course Fee

£215.00

Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

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