The Exams Board is AQA
Biology and diseases:
Diseases caused by pathogens and lifestyle
Cells and their environment
Food and digestion
Breathing and Lung Diseases
The Heart and heart diseases
Protection against Disease
Variety of Living Organisms:
Variation and selection
The genetic code
The cell cycle
The plant cell
Unit 1 Exams is in January and Unit 2 Exams is in June.
In addition Students will sit for an ISA exams in February
UNIT 1 - FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY
Amount of substance
Introduction to organic chemistry
UNIT 2 - CHEMISTRY IN ACTION
Group 7 – Halogens
Group 2 – Alkaline Earth Materials
Extraction of metals
UNIT 3 – INVESTIGATIVE & PRACTICAL SKILLS
EXAM FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
UNIT 1 – FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY
Written exam paper – 70 marks = 100 UMS
4-6 short questions
1-2 longer structured questions
EXAM DATE – JANUARY
UNIT 2 – CHEMISTRY IN ACTION
Written exam paper – 100 marks = 140 UMS
6-8 short questions
2 longer structured questions
EXAM DATE – JUNE
Exam board: AQA
Physics at ‘A’ level deals with the theories of Physics and their application in real world contexts.
Whys study Physics?
Studying Physics leads to deeper understanding of the principles Physics underpins our understanding of the world (and universe) we live in.
A Level Physics naturally prepares a student for undergraduate Physics at University. However, it is also extremely useful for students who are wishing to progress their studies in Mathematics, Engineering and Physdical Sciences such as Chemistry. For students who are aiming to enter the world of employment, ‘A’ level Physics provides a strong background to problem solving, analytical and communication skills that are increasingly sought by prospective employers. In your everyday life ‘A’ level Physics can equip you with the tools that help you understand how things work and in many cases ‘fix’ things when they don’t work.
What will I study?
Y12 AS Physics –fulltime study
Y13 A2 Physics fulltime study
At AS, this specification introduces new topics as well as building on previous studies in physics. The two AS theory units provide alternative starting points for the AS course:
· Unit 1: Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity.
· Unit 2: Mechanics, Materials and Waves
· Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skills.
At A2, this specification builds on AS physics (A) and includes optional topics:.
· Unit 4: Fields and Further Mechanics.
· Unit 5: This unit comprises two sections.
o Section A: Nuclear and Thermal Physics.
o Section B: Option Units.
· Unit 6: Investigative and Practical Skills.
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