OCR AS level physics (2015) Revision List

Module 1, 2, 3, 4: AS level

Physics A/S content is split into four teaching modules 1 to 4

OCR AS level physics (2015) Revision List

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M1: Development of practical skills

  • Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation

M2: Foundations of Physics

  • Physical quantities and units
  • Making measurements and analysing data
  • Nature of quantities

M3: Forces and Motion

  • Motion
  • Forces in action
  • Work, energy and power
  • Materials
  • Newton’s laws of motion and momentum.

M4: Electrons waves and photons

  • Charge and current
  • Energy, power and resistance
  • Electrical circuits
  • Waves
  • Quantum physics

M5: Newtonian world and astrophysics

  • Thermal physics
  • Circular motion
  • Oscillations
  • Gravitational fields
  • Astrophysics.

M6: Particles and medical physics

  • Capacitors
  • Electric fields
  • Electromagnetism
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Medical imaging.

Paper 1 (50%) Breadth in physics

  • Modules 1,2,3,4
  • Section A – multiple choice (20 marks)
  • Section B – Structured questions, covering theory and practical skills (50 marks)
  • 1 hr 30 mins

Paper 2 (50%) Depth in physics

  • Modules 1,2,3,4
  • Structured questions and extended response questions covering theory and practical skills
  • (70 marks)
  • 1 hr 30 mins

Paper 3 (26%) Unified physics

  • Modules 1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Structured questions and extended response questions covering theory and practical skills (70 marks)
  • 1 hr 30 mins

Practical ( pass/fail )

  • Candidates complete a minimum of 12 practical activities to demonstrate practical competence. Performance reported separately to the A Level grade.
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