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1 Make a difference Welcome A Level Physics

2 Contents Introduction to OCR Introduction to Physics Why change to our specification? Support and training Next steps

3 About OCR Part of Europe’s largest assessment agency, Cambridge Assessment UK’s leading awarding body Over 13,000 centres choose our qualifications Qualifications are developed in consultation with teachers

4 Our Mission Our commitment is to provide qualifications which engage learners of all ages whether at school, college, in work and part time training programmes so they achieve their full potential make a difference PracticalAccessibleInnovative and exciting

5 Our Credentials Leading the way with new ideas Dedicated to offering respected qualifications Engaging and relevant qualifications Comprehensive support framework

6 A Level Physics A

7 Physics A Credentials Specifications attract more candidates than any other awarding body Designed for teachers by teachers

8 Key points of the specification Incorporated new topics and removed some content Popular aspects have been integrated No longer hierarchical assessment

9 Physics A | AS Structure G483 Practical Skills in Physics 1 This AS unit is teacher assessed and externally moderated by OCR Learners are assessed on one task from each of the following categories: qualitative, quantitative and evaluation tasks Teaching units and Assessment method and weighting G481 Mechanics Motion Forces in Action Work and Energy G482 Electrons, Waves and Photons Electric Current Resistance DC Circuits Waves Quantum Physics

10 Physics A | A2 Structure G486 Practical Skills in Physics 2 This A2 unit is teacher assessed and externally moderated by OCR Learners are assessed on one task from each of the following categories: qualitative, quantitative and evaluation tasks Teaching units and Assessment method and weighting G484 The Newtonian World Newton’s Laws and Momentum Circular Motion and Oscillations Thermal Physics G485 Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics Electric and Magnetic Fields Capacitors and Exponential Decay Nuclear Physics Medical Imaging Modelling the Universe

11 Stretch and Challenge Stretch and Challenge is a new QCA initiative for A Levels: Included in A2 assessment Reflected in the style of question asked which invite a greater variety of thinking Questions are structured to show more connections between different sections of the specification Extended writing is encouraged in all subjects (except Maths0 A wider range of question types – like case studies and open ended questions More synoptic assessments – exploring connections between different areas and levels of a subject

12 A Level Physics B

13 Physics B Credentials The focus is on how physics is put into practice and used in the modern world Learners explore the kind of impact that discoveries in physics have had on the way people live now Developed with the Institute of Physics

14 Key points of the specification Customised resources from the Institute of Physics Digital imaging is now featured Distinctive content

15 Physics B | AS Structure G493 Physics in Practice Quality of Measurement Physics in use Teaching units and Assessment method and weighting G491 Physics in Action Communication Designer Materials G492 Understanding Processes, Experimentation and Data Handling Waves and Quantum Behaviour Space, Time and Motion

16 Physics B | A2 Structure G496 Researching Physics Practical Investigation Researching Briefing Teaching units and Assessment method and weighting G494 Rise and Fall of the Clockwork Universe Models and Rules Matters in Extremes G495 Field and Particle Pictures Fields Fundamental Particles

17 What’s in it for you? Easy to administer Rewarding to deliver Appeals to less experienced teachers as well as those looking to broaden their repertoire Clear guidance of Assessable Learning Outcomes in the specification

18 What’s in it for your learners? Enjoyable and motivational Improving performance through a skill based subject Stretch and challenge opportunities Clear, explicit and accessible question papers Build on GCSE knowledge

19 What’s in it for your school? More student enrolments Flexibility in curriculum planning Good progression routes

20 Support Overarching scheme of work and sample lesson plans E-community Exemplar candidate work Coursework guidance documents Past papers on line for you to download Exam quest INSET

21 Publishers We are working with publisher partner Heinemann to provide further resources to support these specifications. The student books and teacher resources are specifically tailored to the new specification.

22 Next Steps Book training/events - Bookmark website for further information/future updates –

23 Other qualifications A Level Biology A A Level Human Biology A Level Chemistry A A Level Chemistry B (Salters) A Level Geology AS Science A Level Applied Science


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