Edexcel

International Advanced Level

Physics

About This Course

​This course will enable you to:

What You Will Learn

This unit leads on from your GCSE/International GCSE studies.

You will learn about motion, forces, energy, power, flow of liquids, viscosity and properties of materials. Applications that use these concepts include sports, the production of sweets and biscuits, and spare-part surgery.

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The physics content of this unit is related to applications that include medical physics, music, technology in space and solar cells.

You will learn about waves including standing waves, refraction, polarisation, diffraction and the nature of light. You will also learn about electric circuits,resistivity, thermistors, emf and internal resistance.

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This unit is based on the practical skills that you develop while studying Units 1 and 2.

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The physics content of this unit is related to applications that include transport, communications and display techniques. It is also related to exciting, current research in the field of particle physics.

You will learn about momentum, circular motion, electric and magnetic fields, evidence for a nuclear atom, particle accelerators, particle detectors and different types of sub-atomic particles.

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The physics content of this unit is related to applications that include the construction of buildings in earthquake zones and a detailed exploration of astrophysics and cosmology.

You will learn about thermal energy, radioactive decay, simple harmonic motion, resonance, gravitation, the life cycle of stars, fission, fusion and the fate of the universe.

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This unit is based on the practical skills that you develop while studying Units 1, 2, 4 and 5.

While studying these units you will develop practical skills that include planning experiments, collecting data, analysing experimental results and making conclusions. You will also gain an appreciation of how scientific models are developed and evolve, the applications and implications of science, the benefits and risks that science brings, and the ways in which society uses science to make decisions.

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Why Take This Course

This course is suitable if you, if you:

What Do I Get?

Prerequisites and Requirements

​The qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and process skills that you achieved in GCSE/International GCSE Science. You will need at least a GCSE grade C in Physics or Additional Science (or equivalent in International GCSE). You should also have at least a grade C in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent in International GCSE) as numerical and mathematical skills are important in physics. Communication is also important as you will need to be able to communicate effectively, carry out research and critically think about problems.

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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

- Marie Curie, the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize

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