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Course Overview

AQA Qualification Code: 7408

Have you ever looked at something and thought how does that work? AQA A-level Physics online course generates many exciting questions and the opportunity to prove new theories as new discoveries are made. Physics studies range in scale from massive objects such as galaxies to the tiniest atom particles!

Our AQA A-Level Physics online course will cover everything from Newton’s law of gravity to the frequency of electromagnetic waves and the orbits of planets. You’ll qualify with a solid understanding of physics to prepare you for higher education.

On this A-level Physics online course, you’ll discover how physical science contributes to society and functions in the world. You’ll also gain a range of skills in data interpretation, investigation, and evaluation, which are transferable to any career you progress to. A-level Physics builds on the concepts and skills developed in GCSE Physics and is also suitable for students who have a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent.

Our online course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience.The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

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Course Contents

The course is structured into bite-sized parts:

  • Fundamental (base) units
  • Mass, length, time, quantity of matter, temperature,
  • Electric current
  • SI units
  • SI prefixes, values and standard
  • Light intensity
  • Prefixes
  • Unit converting
  • Random and systematic errors
  • Uncertainty
  • Graph using error bars
  • Gradient uncertainties
  • Straight-line graph
  • Magnitude
  • Values of physical quantities
  • Constituents of the atom
  • Stable and unstable nuclei
  • Particles, antiparticles and photons
  • Particle interactions
  • Classification of particles
  • Quarks and antiquarks
  • Applications of conservation laws
  • The photoelectric effect
  • Collisions of electrons with atoms
  • Energy levels and photon emission
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Progressive waves
  • Longitudinal and transverse waves
  • Formation of stationary waves
  • Interference
  • Diffraction
  • Refraction at a plane surfac
  • Scalars and vectors
  • Moments
  • Motion along a straight line
  • Projectile motion
  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Momentum
  • Work, energy and power
  • Conservation of energy
  • Bulk properties of solids
  • The Young modulus
  • Basics of electricity
  • Current–voltage characteristics
  • Resistivity
  • Circuits
  • Potential divider
  • Electromotive force and internal resistance
  • Circular motion
  • Simple harmonic motion (SHM)
  • Simple harmonic systems
  • Forced vibrations and resonance
  • Thermal energy transfer
  • Ideal gases
  • Molecular kinetic theory model
  • Fields
  • Newton’s law
  • Gravitational field strength
  • Gravitational potential
  • Orbits of planets and satellites
  • Electric fields
  • Electric field strength
  • Electric potential
  • Capacitance
  • Parallel plate capacitor
  • Energy stored by a capacitor
  • Capacitor charge and discharge
  • Magnetic flux density
  • Moving charges in a magnetic field
  • Magnetic flux and flux linkage
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Alternating currents
  • The operation of a transformer
  • α, β and γ radiation
  • Radioactive decay
  • Nuclear instability
  • Nuclear radius
  • Mass and energy
  • Induced fission
  • Safety aspects
  • Astronomical telescope consisting of two converging lenses
  • Reflecting telescopes
  • Single dish radio telescopes, I-R, U-V and X-ray telescopes
  • Advantages of large diameter telescopes
  • Classification by luminosity
  • Absolute magnitude, M
  • Classification by temperature, black-body radiation
  • Principles of the use of stellar spectral classes
  • The Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram
  • Supernovae, neutron stars and black holes
  • Doppler effect
  • Hubble’s law
  • Quasars
  • Detection of exoplanets

There are no previous entry requirements for this course

Assessment

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

To achieve the full Physics A Level you will be assessed across all 3 parts. All parts will be assessed by three paper-based examinations and practical assessment.

Course Duration

You will have 2 year to complete the full A Level Physics online course from the date you start the course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for a A Level in Physics by online learning.  Full tutor support is available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

A Level in Physics (you must take the A Level exams and practical assessment to achieve this). Upon successful completion of the exams, you will receive an A Level in Physics issued by AQA.

Thinking of Going to University?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

Exam Details

 

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre, taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for your exams today…

 

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