|Exam Board||OCR PHYSICS|
|Description||This is a linear course which will be assessed at the end of two years of study. The course is designed with a focus on being relevant to real world experiences and to prepare students for future studies in science or engineering.|
· Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics
· Module 2 – Foundations of physics
· Module 3 – Forces and motion
· Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons
· Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics
· Module 6 – Particles and medical physics
|Enrichment opportunities||Ø Opportunities to attend Physics in Action day at UCL and workshops run by the Rutherford Physics Partnership
Ø Participation in the Oxford Physics Olympiad
Ø Trips to: Maidstone Oncology Department, JET Fusion, the Diamond Light Source, CERN Geneva
|Assessment||Students are assessed by end of module tests, independent work, practical work and homework.
The course will be externally assessed by three papers at the end of year 13.
Paper 1 assesses Modules 1, 2, 3 & 5 lasting 2 hours 15 minutes and accounts for 37% of the qualification.
Paper 2 assesses Modules 1, 2, 4 & 6 lasting 2 hours 15 minutes and accounts for 37% of the qualification.
Paper 3 assesses all 6 modules and last 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 26% of the qualification.
Practical Endorsement: Pupils will complete a minimum of 12 required practicals (known as PAGs – Practical Activity Groups) to demonstrate key practical skills. These do not affect the grade achieved, but are needed to be completed so that the exam board will award a grade based on the examination results only.