GCSE Physics

Sixth Form

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Awarding body

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Part Time - September 2019

AQA

6SGCSCIP11

Course introduction

If you want to gain a well-recognised science qualification in Physics, then this course represents the ideal opportunity.

You will explore heat, electricity, sound, magnetism, light and the way atoms are structured.

The aim is to give you new skills related to analysis and evaluation, experimentation and scientific thinking.

You will also expand your scientific vocabulary along with your knowledge of symbols units and quantities.

Why choose Brock for GCSE Physics?

This learning programme will open your eyes to how physics governs everything in the natural world.

As a student you will benefit from modern laboratories and expert teachers who will support you in the acquisition of your new knowledge and skills.

Teaching & learning

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, practical sessions and small group activities.

You will attend two 90-minute lessons per week, and your learning will be further supported by e-learning resources.

Course structure

You will study the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Space physics

Minimum entry requirements

  •  GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above. 
  •  GCSE Science(s) at grade 3 or equivalent. 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment takes place through two exam papers lasting one hour 45 minutes each. These are equally-weighted in terms of marks.

The exams combine structured, closed short answer, open response and multiple-choice questions.

Information & support

  • You should buy the course workbook and supply stationery.
  • We will provide lab coats, safety equipment and other practical materials.

What can I do with this qualification?

Successful completion of this course will result in one science GCSE award.

This award can combine with others, enabling you to study at A Level or vocational level.

GCSE Physics will also give you key transferable skills in areas such as data-handling, analysis, evaluation, reporting. These are useful for a range of other subjects and related or unrelated careers.

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