Physics - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Burling


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.

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

Course Overview

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 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.

Term 4

Learning Areas:



Physics - Level 3, Science 3 (Internally Assessed)

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