The syllabus is designed to give a thorough introduction to the study of Physics and scientific methods to develop skills and abilities that are relevant to the safe practice of science and to everyday life, concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, the skills of enquiry, initiative and inventiveness, to emphasize the understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles, rather than the recall of factual material, to enable candidates to become confident citizens in a technological world and to take an informed interest in matters of scientific importance, and to promote the use of IT as an aid to experiments and as a tool for the interpretation of experimental and theoretical results.

The pupil attempting AS and A Level Physics will sit for 5 examination papers in all.

During the first year of studies, the pupil attempts P1, P2, and P3.

During the second year, the pupil attempts P4 and P5


Paper Type of Paper Duration Marks Weighting
AS Level A Level
1 Multiple Choice 1 hour 40 31% 15%
2 AS Structured Questions 1 hour 60 46% 23%
3 Advanced Practical Skills ½ 2 hour 40 23% 12%
4 A2 Structured Questions 2 hours 100 38%
5 Planning, Analysis and
1 hour 15 min 30 12%

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