GCSEs & Functional Skills
GCSE Physics is the branch of science that studies energy, forces, mechanics, waves, the structure of atoms and the physical universe.
This GCSE (grades 9–1, where 9 is the highest grade) in Physics a linear qualification that consists of 2 externally examined assessments. The qualification is divided into the following components (students must complete all assessments):
The aims and objectives of the qualification are to enable students to:
Learners are required to hold a minimum of level 1 qualifications in English and maths (GCSE, Functional Skills or equivalent) or to successfully complete English comprehension and maths reasoning tests at Level 1
Your progress will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods within the classroom (required practical activity, group discussion, group work, lab work, etc.). At the end of the course (normally May/June), you will complete 2 final written examinations which are externally marked/graded by the awarding body (AQA). Results are released in August.
Full attendance is required at classes, homework is set, there is a minimum expectation that learners will match classroom hours with independent study hours.
Those wanting to progress into further/higher education for studies and/or a career in science, meteorology, astronomy, geophysics, sound engineering, medical physics etc.
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