KS5 Physics - UTC Leeds

KS5 Physics

A Level Physics

For Physics, we will achieve this by ensuring:

That all UTC Leeds students are able to ask the right questions, analyse and evaluate information, and be able to form and justify their own opinions based on scientific principles.

Overview

Our Physics curriculum is broken down into ‘non-negotiables’ – the vital areas that a student needs to master in that subject. These non-negotiables underpin the learning throughout the duration of the study and our students understand that after developing competency in each strand, they will aim to develop mastery in each. The learning is coherently sequenced across the 4-year plan and mapped cross-curricular, and our sequence of learning plans specifies which non-negotiables are the learning foci and/or the knowledge that students will gain.

Exam board: AQA

Year 12

  1. Measurements and their errors
  2. Particles and radiation
  3. Waves
  4. Mechanics and materials
  5. Electricity

Year 13

  1. Further mechanics and thermal physics
  2. Fields and their consequences
  3. Nuclear physics

Option topic: Turning Points in Physics or Astrophysics.

Students currently get to vote which option they would like to select

A separate endorsement of practical skills will be taken alongside the A-level. This will be assessed by teachers and will be based on direct observation of students’ competency in a range of skills that are not assessable in written exams.

Staff and contact details

Alex Berry, Assistant Principal [email protected]

Sharon Coles, Assistant Head of Science [email protected]

Useful links:

https://www.s-cool.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce/chemistry-a-h032-h432-from-2015/

http://www.iop.org/

http://www.rsc.org/

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