Qualification: International Advanced Level (IAL)
Examination Board: Edexcel
Syllabus/ Specification: IAL Physics YPH01
Subject Code: 13Ph
Hours per week: 6 hours
International A Level Physics builds on the subject content covered in the International AS Physics course and continues to prepare students for university courses in Physics and Physics-related disciplines. Ideas in How Science Works are further developed throughout the A2 course in the core experiments that are carried out and are assessed in Unit 6. The content covered develops a sense of wonder into some of the more difficult areas of Physics and allows students to understand the fundamental forces of nature in a Physics context. The course content at A2 covers concepts within Further Mechanics, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Particle Physics, Thermal Energy, Nuclear Decay, Oscillations and Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Topics covered after completion of AS Physics:
Unit 4 Physics on the Move: Further Mechanics, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Particles Physics
Unit 5 Physics from Creation to Collapse: Thermal Energy, Nuclear decay, Oscillations, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Unit 6 Experimental Physics: Investigative and Practical Skills
Students will sit three papers at the end of Year 13
- Unit 4 examination is 1 hour 35 minutes, 20% of IAL Physics
- Unit 5 examination is 1 hour 35 minutes, 20% of IAL Physics
- Unit 6 examination is 1 hour 20 minutes, 10% of IAL Physics
Completion of the International A-Level Physics course will lead onto University courses in Physics, Engineering, Materials Science and a range of other Physics related disciplines.