Achieving Excellence Beyond Belief
Sandy Upper School


Course Title: A Level Physics
Syllabus Code: 7408
Exam Board: AQA Web link

Year 1 Term1

Students will be assessed at regular intervals. Relevant, regular practical sessions will assess student’s ability to conduct experiments, leading to a practical endorsement upon successful completion (further details of each can be found in the specification found through the web link)

  • Measurements and Units
  • Materials
  • Electricity
  • Atomic Structure

Year 1 Term2

  • Particles
  • Wave Theory
  • Diffraction
  • Refraction
  • Spectroscopy

Year 1 Term3

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Newtonian Mechanics
  • Motion in a circle
  • Gravitational and Electric fields
  • Capacitance

Year 2 Term1

  • Magnetic Fields
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Oscillations
  • Thermal physics
  • Radioactivity
  • Nuclear Energy

Year 2 Term2

  • Optional Unit selected from:
  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Engineering physics,
  • Turning points in physics
  • Electronics
  • All content should be completed by February half term– this provides plenty of opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge and further embed what they have learnt over the two years, in preparation for their exams in term 3.
  • Revision of all topics
  • Focus on exam technique

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