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
Term 1
Demonstrate understanding of Atomic & Nuclear physics.
AS 91172 Phy 2.5 (3 Cr Int)
Atomic structure, Radioactivity, Radioactive decay, Fission, Fusion
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 nonlinear 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.
Term 4
Revision
Physics  Level 3, Science  Level 3
PrerequisitesIf 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.
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: , Week: 
2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91172 v2
Physics 2.5  Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91171 v2
Physics 2.4  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91170 v2
Physics 2.3  Demonstrate understanding of waves
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
E 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91168 v2
Physics 2.1  Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a nonlinear mathematical relationship
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
I 
4 
Y 
Y 

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