International A Level Physics Course

This International A Level Physics Distance Learning Course is relevant to real world experiences and is interesting to learn.  The specifications are a stepping stone to future study, we ensure this specification allows students to develop the skills that they want to see.  The subject will inspire students, nurture a passion for Physics and lay the groundwork for further study in science or engineering.

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Course Description

This International A Level Physics Distance Learning Online Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

International A Level Physics CIE exams can be taken in June and November (Also March for India).

International A Level Physics Edexcel exams can be taken in January, June and October.

Our courses at Home Study Zone allow our students to work at their own pace and we work to ensure all our student’s needs are met. Our resources will cover the requirements of the course making sure you stay on track with the subject you choose.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Our courses at Home Study Zone allow our students to work at their own pace and we work to ensure all our student’s needs are met. Our resources will cover the requirements of the course making sure you stay on track with the subject you choose.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Modules

Edexcel

AS Level

 

Candidates for the Edexcel International AS Level Physics study the following topics:-

 

Unit 1: Mechanics and Materials

 

Mechanics

Materials

 

Unit 2: Waves and Electricity

 

Waves and Particle Nature of Light

Electric Circuits

 

Unit 3: Practical Skills in Physics I

 

Learners are expected to develop experimental skills, and a knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques, by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 1 and 2. This unit will assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 1 and 2.

 

The AS level consists of three examinations papers.

 

Full A’ Level

Candidates for the Edexcel International A’ Level Physics study the ABOVE AS Level topics and the following:-

 

Unit 4: Further Mechanics, Fields and Particles

 

Further Mechanics

Electric and Magnetic Fields

Nuclear and Particle Physics

 

Unit 5: Thermodynamics, Radiation, Oscillations and Cosmology

 

Thermodynamics

Nuclear Decay

Oscillations

Astrophysics and Cosmology

 

Unit 6: Practical Skills in Physics II

 

Learners are expected to further develop the experimental skills and the knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques that they acquired in Units 1 and 2 by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 4 and 5. This unit will assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of the experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 4 and 5.

 

The Full A’ Level consists of six examinations papers.

Cambridge

Full A’ Level

 

For the Full A’ Level, students will study all of the following topics:-

 

Physical quantities and units

 

Physical quantities

SI units

The avogadro constant

Scalars and vectors

 

Measurement techniques

 

Measurements

Errors and uncertainties

 

Kinematics

 

Equations of motion

 

Dynamics

 

Momentum and Newton’s laws of motion

Non-uniform motion

Linear momentum and its conservation

 

Forces, density and pressure

 

Types of force

Turning effects of forces

Equilibrium of forces

Density and pressure

 

Work, energy and power

 

Energy conversion and conservation

Work and efficiency

Potential energy and kinetic energy

Power

 

Motion in a circle

 

Kinematics of uniform circular motion

Centripetal acceleration and centripetal force

 

Gravitational fields

 

Gravitational field

Gravitational force between point masses

Gravitational field of a point mass

Gravitational potential

 

Deformation of solids

 

Stress and strain

Elastic and plastic behaviour

 

Ideal gases

 

Equation of state

Kinetic theory of gases

Kinetic energy of a molecule

 

Temperature

 

Thermal equilibrium

Temperature scales

Practical thermometers

 

Thermal properties of materials

 

Specific heat capacity and specific latent heat

Internal energy and the first law of thermodynamics

 

Oscillations

 

Simple harmonic oscillations

Energy in simple harmonic motion

Damped and forced oscillations, resonance

 

Waves

 

Progressive waves

Transverse and longitudinal waves

Determination of frequency and wavelength of sound waves

Doppler effect

Electromagnetic spectrum

Production and use of ultrasound in diagnosis

 

Superposition

 

Stationary waves

Diffraction

Interference, two- source interference

Diffraction gratings

 

Communication

 

Communication channels

Modulation

Digital communication

Relative merits of channels of communication

Attenuation

 

Electric fields

 

Concept of an electric field

Uniform electric fields

Electric forces between point charges

Electric field of a point charge

Electric potential

 

Capacitance

 

Capacitors and capacitance

Energy stored in a capacitor

 

Current of electricity

 

Electric current

Potential difference and power

Resistance and resistivity

Sensing devices

 

D.C. circuits

 

Practical circuits

Kirchhoff’s laws

Potential dividers

 

Electronics

 

The ideal operational amplifier

Operational amplifier circuits

Output devices

 

Magnetic fields

 

Concept of magnetic field

Force on a current- carrying conductor

Force on a moving charge

Magnetic fields due to currents

Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging

 

Electromagnetic induction

 

laws of electromagnetic induction

 

Alternating currents

 

Characteristics of alternating currents

The transformer

Transmission of electrical energy

Rectification

 

Quantum physics

 

Energy of a photon

Photoelectric emission of electrons

Wave-particle duality

Energy levels in atoms and line spectra

band theory

Production and use of X-rays

 

Particle and nuclear physics

 

Atoms, nuclei and radiation

Fundamental particles

Mass defect and nuclear binding energy

Radioactive decay

For the Full A’ Level, there are five exam papers in total

 

AS Level

Candidates for the Cambridge International AS Level Physics will study the following topics from the above list:-

Physical quantities and units

Measurement techniques

Kinematics

Dynamics

Forces, density and pressure

Work, energy and power

Deformation of solids

Waves

Superposition

Electric fields

Current of electricity

D.C. circuits

Particle and nuclear physics

For the AS Level, there are three exam papers in total

Edexcel

AS Level

Candidates for the Edexcel International AS Level Physics study the following topics:-

 

Unit 1: Mechanics and Materials

 

Mechanics

Materials

Unit 2: Waves and Electricity ▾

Waves and Particle Nature of Light

Electric Circuits

 

Unit 3: Practical Skills in Physics I

 

Learners are expected to develop experimental skills, and a knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques, by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 1 and 2. This unit will assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 1 and 2.

 

The AS level consists of three examinations papers.

 

Full A’ Level

Candidates for the Edexcel International A’ Level Physics study the ABOVE AS Level topics and the following:-

 

Unit 4: Further Mechanics, Fields and Particles

 

Further Mechanics

Electric and Magnetic Fields

Nuclear and Particle Physics

 

Unit 5: Thermodynamics, Radiation, Oscillations and Cosmology

 

Thermodynamics

Nuclear Decay

Oscillations

Astrophysics and Cosmology

 

Unit 6: Practical Skills in Physics II

Learners are expected to further develop the experimental skills and the knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques that they acquired in Units 1 and 2 by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 4 and 5. This unit will assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of the experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 4 and 5.

 

The Full A’ Level consists of six examinations papers.

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at info@homestudyzone.org.uk in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay for delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 350 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Will I gain UCAS points?

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams.  A UCAS points table can be found by clicking here.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

A’ Level Physics Edexcel : YPH11

A Level Physics Cambridge: 9702

Awarding Organisation

Cambridge

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

 

Edexcel

Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.

In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.

Fees

knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Help with UCAS application if attending University.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.

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