Physics - Level 2

PHY2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Burling

Physics is the study of the relationship between matter and energy.
• Mechanics
• Electricity and Electromagnetism
• Light and waves
• Atomic and nuclear physics
• Practical investigations


Course Overview

Term 1
Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems.
AS 91523 Phy 2.4 (6 Credits External)

Covering - Motion under constant acceleration, Projectile motion, Circular motion, , Forces, Torque, Equilibrium, Energy & Momentum.

Term 2
Demonstrate an understanding of wave systems.
AS 91170 Phy 2.3 (4 Credits External)

Covering - Optics (Reflection and Refraction, Curved mirrors, Lenses, Total internal reflection) and Wave theory (Transverse and Longitudinal Waves, Diffraction, Refraction, Reflection, Interference, Superposition, Standing waves, Two point source interference).


Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship. AS 91168 Phy 2.1 (4 Credits Internal)

Term 3
Demonstrate understanding of electricity systems.
AS 91526 Phy 2.6 (6 Credits External)

Covering - Electric fields, Electrostatic forces, Series and Parallel circuits, Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power, Magnetic fields, Magnetic forces, Motors, Induction, Generators.


Demonstrate understanding of Atomic & Nuclear physics.
AS 91172 Phy 2.5 (3 Cr Int)

Atomic structure, Radioactivity, Radioactive decay, Fission, Fusion

Term 4
Demonstrate understanding of Atomic & Nuclear physics (continued).
AS 91172 Phy 2.5 (3 Cr Int)

Revision

Pathway

Physics - Level 3, Science - Level 3

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 8 credits externally in that course, you will need HOD approval.

A sound level of algebra/maths is required for this course.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9
2
I
4
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Disclaimer

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