A-level Physics

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Exam Board Information

AQA Units

1. Measurements and their errors

2. Particles and radiation

3. Waves

4. Mechanics and materials

5. Electricity

6. Further mechanics and thermal physics

7. Fields and their consequences

8. Nuclear physics

Options (choose only one)

9. Astrophysics

10. Medical Physics

11. Engineering physics

12. Turning points in physics

13. Electronics


Edexcel Units

1. Working as a physicist

2. Mechanics

3. Electric circuits

4. Materials

5. Waves and Particle Nature of Light

6. further mechanics

7. Electric and Magnetic Fields

8. Nuclear and particles physics

9. Thermodynamics

10. Space

11. Nuclear Radiation

12. Gravitational Fields

13. Oscillations

OCR A Units

1. Development of practical skills in physics

1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination

1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement

2. Foundations of physics

2.1 Physical quantities and units

2.2 Making measurements and analysing data

2.3 Nature of quantities Module

3. Forces and motion

3.1 Motion

3.2 Forces in action

3.3 Work, energy and power

3.4 Materials

3.5 Newton’s laws of motion and momentum

4. Electrons, waves and photons

4.1 Charge and current

4.2 Energy, power and resistance

4.3 Electrical circuits

4.4 Waves

4.5 Quantum physics

5. Newtonian world and astrophysics

5.1 Thermal physics 5.2 Circular motion

5.3 Oscillations

5.4 Gravitational fields

5.5 Astrophysics and cosmology

6. Particles and medical physics

6.1 Capacitors

6.2 Electric fields

6.3 Electromagnetism

6.4 Nuclear and particle physics

6.5 Medical imaging

OCR B Units

1. Development of practical skills in physics

1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination

1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement

2. Fundamental data analysis

3. Physics in action

3.1.1 Imaging and signalling

3.1.2 Sensing

3.2 Mechanical properties of materials

4. Understanding processes

4.1 Waves and quantum behaviour

4.2 Space, time and motion

5. Rise and fall of the clockwork universe

5.1.1 Creating models

5.1.2 Out into space

5.1.3 Our place in the universe 5.2.1 Matter: very simple

5.2.2 Matter: hot or cold

6. Field and particle physics

6.1.1 Electromagnetism

6.1.2 Charge and field

6.2.1 Probing deep into matter

6.2.2 Ionising radiation and risk

AQA Past Papers and Mark Schemes

June 2018

AS

A-level

June 2017

A-level

June 2016

Specimen papers and mark schemes

A-level

Edexcel Past Papers and mark Schemes

June 2018

Question paper - AS Paper 1 - Core Physics

Question paper - A Level Paper 1 - Advanced Physics

Mark scheme - AS Paper 1 - Core Physics

Mark scheme - A Level Paper 1 - Advanced Physics

Examiner report - AS Paper 1 - Core Physics

Examiner report - A Level Paper 1 - Advanced Physics

Question paper - AS Paper 2 - Core Physics

Question paper - A Level Paper 2 - Advanced Physics

Mark scheme - AS Paper 2 - Core Physics

Mark scheme - A Level Paper 2 - Advanced Physics

Examiner report - AS Paper 2 - Core Physics

Examiner report - A Level Paper 2 - Advanced Physics

Question paper - A Level Paper 3 - Principles in Physics

Mark scheme - A Level Paper 3 - Principles in Physics

Examiner report - A Level Paper 3 - Principles in Physics

June 2017

AS Paper 1 - Question paper - Core Physics

A level Paper 1 - Question paper - Advanced Physics

AS Paper 1 - Mark scheme - Core Physics

A level Paper 1 - Mark scheme - Advanced Physics

Examiner report - Paper 1 - Advanced Physics

Examiner report - Paper 1 - Core Physics

AS Paper 2 - Question paper - Core Physics

A level Paper 2 - Question paper - Advanced Physics

AS Paper 2 - Mark scheme - Core Physics

A level Paper 2 - Mark scheme - Advanced Physics

Examiner report - Paper 2 - Advanced Physics

Examiner report - Paper 2 - Core Physics

A level Paper 3 - Question paper - General and Practical Principles in Physics

A level Paper 3 - Mark scheme - General and Practical Principles in Physics

Examiner report - Paper 3 - General and Practical Principles in Physics

June 2016

Question paper - Paper 1 - Core Physics

Mark scheme - Paper 1 - Core Physics

Question paper - Paper 2 - Core Physics

Mark scheme - Paper 2 - Core Physics

Examiner Report - Unit 1

Examiner Report - Unit 2