About the course
This course leads to a GCSE Physics qualification. It enables learners to build on problem solving and investigative skills giving them a wide range of tools for their learning journeys. If you are curious about how things work and love numbers then this course is for you. This course covers: scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding of physics; the nature, processes and methods of physics; observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem-solving skills; critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and conclusions (qualitatively and quantitatively).
This specific course is intended for home educated students, only learners under the age of 19 can sign up to the course. There are no specific entry requirements, however, the course will require students to be working at a level suitable for engagement with this subject area (e.g., working towards GCSE Maths). The course includes a range of mathematical topics, e.g., Arithmetic and numerical computation; Handling data; Algebra; Graphs; Geometry and trigonometry This specific course is primarily intended for home educated students only.
AQA GCSE PHYSICS (8463)
What you'll learn (core modules)
One session per week across a single Academic Year. This is an intense programme of study. It is assessed via two end of year written exams plus a series of practical assessments. Paper 1: Topics include: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure. Paper 2: Topics include: Forces; Waves; Magnetism and electromagnetism; and Space physics. Questions in Paper 2 may draw on an understanding of energy changes and transfers due to heating, mechanical and electrical work and the concept of energy conservation from Energy and Electricity.
How will I be assessed?
Through two external set exam papers 1 hour 45 minutes each, Style: Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Where will this course take me?
Recognised qualification for career progression or to qualify for other college/university courses particularly those where knowledge and ability of working with the scientific method is emphasised. This is an element of the College's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) provision and would support students looking to develop a career within any one of these exciting areas.
How much will it cost?
This course would carry no cost to Electively Home Educated students if the college is the sole provider
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Apply through the online system
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