AS Level Physics 8PH0 (2015 Specification)Entry Requirements
Although the AS Level Physics 8PH0 (2015 Specification) programmes build on the course content of GCSE, it is not necessary to have this qualification before undertaking an AS Level. However, in order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literacy and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE. Please note that full tutor support is still provided throughout your course duration.
All students must be 16 years of age or above.
AS Level Physics 8PH0 (2015 Specification) Course Duration
Study Hours Required
Approximately 150 hours.
Edexcel A Levels are available for study anywhere in the world. Examinations can be taken at any registered examination centre in the world. It is recommended students check with examining centres that the chosen exam is available.
Students are required to arrange and pay for their AS Level Physics 8PH0 (2015 Specification) examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.
All examinations are held during the May / June exam period of every year.
AS Level Physics 8PH0 (2015 Specification) Course Content
Topics covered are:
Mechanics, Waves, Materials, Electric Circuits, The Particle Nature of Light.
AS Level Physics 8PH0 (2015 Specification) Assessment
The whole course is assessment objectives based and combines a number of learning outcome expectations. The assessment objective weightings for the A level award are as follows:
- AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures. 31%-33%.
- AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures in both a theoretical and practical context and when handling qualitative and quantitative data. 41% – 43%.
- AO3: Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues, to make judgements and reach conclusions and develop and refine practical design and procedures. 25% – 27%.
The A level is assessed at the end of the course in June of the final year.
There are two exams:
Exam 1: 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam 2: 1 hour 30 minutes
Our AS Level Physics 9PH0 (2015 Specification) programmes are eligible for UCAS points, making them a great choice for students aiming to progress to University. UCAS points are awarded according to the grade earned, please see below for details.
AS levels are also widely recognised by employers and are useful for students looking to progress their careers or meet requirements for promotion.
UCAS Points Table
A = 20
B = 16
C = 12
D = 10
E = 6