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Physics

Advanced Level Physics

Studying the subject to the full A-level is essential for students wishing to pursue piloting or degree courses in Engineering, Architecture or related areas. The AS-level is highly recommended for a wide range of Science based disciplines, including Medicine.

Scheme of Assessment

Most pupils sit three papers at the end of both Year Twelve and Thirteen but gifted pupils are eligible to sit one paper early in January. This arrangement reduces the exam load for the June session and provides opportunity for re-sitting individual papers if students wish to improve.

The table below outlines the scheme of assessment

Level

Unit

Unit Content

Duration

AS / A2
Weighting

GCE
Weighting

AS

6PH01

Mechanics and Materials

1hr 30 mins

40%

20%

AS

6PH02

Waves, Electricity and Light

1hr 30 mins

40%

20%

AS

6PH07

Alternative to Practical

1 hr 20 mins

20%


10%


A2

6PH04

Further Mechanics, Fields and
Particles

1hr 35 mins

40%

20%

A2

6PH05

Oscillations, Thermal Physics, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

1 hr 35 mins

40%

20%

A2

6PH08

Alternative to Practical

1 hr 20 mins

20%

10%

The AS and A2 courses are designed to build on knowledge acquired at IGCSE and in earlier modules.

Advanced Level Mathematics

Why choose Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics?

Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics is accepted by universities and employers as proof of mathematical knowledge and understanding. Successful candidates gain lifelong skills, including:

  • A deeper understanding of mathematical principles
  • The further development of mathematical skills including the use of applications of mathematics in the context of everyday situations and in other subjects that they may be studying
  • The ability to analyse problems logically, recognising when and how a situation may be represented mathematically
  • The use of mathematics as a means of communication
  • A solid foundation for further study.

The syllabus gives the flexibility to choose from three different routes to:

AS Level Mathematics:-

Pure Mathematics only or

Pure Mathematics and Mechanics or

Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics.

Students can choose from three different routes to:

A-Level Mathematics (A2) depending on the choice of:

Mechanics or

Probability & Statistics or

both, in the broad area of ‘applications’.

Prior learning

We recommend that candidates who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Cambridge O Level or Cambridge IGCSE course in Mathematics or the equivalent.

Progression

Cambridge International A Level Mathematics provides a suitable foundation for the study of Mathematics or related courses in higher education.

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