Physics AS – 9702



This subject is equivalent to a subject on the ‘approved list’ for University Entrance.

Recommended Background:

Physics IGCSE with a Grade B or above. Physics AS requires skills and knowledge from studying Year 11 Physics. Students scoring less than a B or who have not done Physics IGCSE will need to seek approval from the Faculty Head.

Course Description:

Physics involves investigating and understanding physical phenomena such as energy, forces and motion and how they are intricately linked. Studying Physics enables students to understand and critically think about aspects of the physical world and how they interact with each other. Knowing about Physics enables people to understand a wide range of contemporary issues/challenges such as energy production and transportation. It also generates potential technological solutions. The intention of the syllabus is to complete the first part of the full A Level course. The course objectives are: AO1: Knowledge with understanding – 48% of the marks on Papers 1 and 2 are for this. AO2: Handling applying and evaluating information – 52% of the marks on Papers 1 and 2 are for this. AO3: Experimental skills and investigations – 100% of the marks on Paper 3 are for this. These are outlined in greater detail in the syllabus document.


  • Physical Quantities and Units
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Forces
  • Work Power and Energy
  • Phases of Matter
  • Deformation of Solids
  • Waves
  • Superposition
  • Electric Fields
  • Current of Electricity
  • DC Circuits
  • Nuclear Physics


Paper 13 Multi-Choice External Compulsory Weighting: 31%
Paper 23 Sructured questions External Compulsory Weighting: 46%
Paper 35 Practical External Compulsory Weighting: 23%