Physics AS – 9702

12PYC

UE:

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:

The syllabus offers a combination of theoretical and practical studies leading to an understanding of the more advanced principles of Physics. Candidates will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical concepts, on their ability to handle information and solve problems, and on their experimental and investigative skills.

Topics:

  • 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

Components:

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