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23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

19/07/23

To be connected with creative career opportunities, A Level Media Studies students enjoyed lunch on Primrose Hill before being welcomed at the Roundhouse and then The October Gallery for creative industry tours, talks and workshops as part of Year 12’s Careers Day on July 10th pic.twitter.com/nnLR9lMZy4

19/07/23

As part of our all-through curriculum Ms. Deering and Year 6 are bringing their sketchbooks to Ms. Stephens in the secondary art room ready for Year 7 in September. pic.twitter.com/GQQyk8JMN4

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

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Physics

A Level Physics (AQA)

Aims

The specification encourages students to:

  • Develop their interest and enthusiasm for physics, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with physics
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of difference 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.

Content

  1. Measurements and their errors
  2. Particles and radiation
  3. Waves
  4. Mechanics and materials
  5. Electricity
  6. Further mechanics and thermal physics
  7. Fields and their consequences
  8. Nuclear physics
  9. Astrophysics
  10. Medical physics
  11. Engineering physics
  12. Turning points in physics
  13. Electronics

Assessment

Paper 1

Paper 2

Paper 3

What’s assessed

Sections 1-5 and periodic motion

What’s assessed

Sections 7 and 8, and thermal physics

What’s assessed

Section A: Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis

Section B: students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13

Assessed

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

Assessed

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

Assessed

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

Questions

60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

Questions

60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

Questions

45 marks of short and long answer questions on practical experiments and data analysis.

35 marks of short and long answer questions on optional topic.