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As-level physics

AS-Level Physics complete content and assessment objectives

Physical quantities and units
Physical quantities
S.I. units

Making measurements and analysing data
Measurementsand uncertainties
Natureof quantities
Scalarsand vectors

Forces and motion
Motion
Kinematics
Linear motion
Projectile motion
Forces in action
Dynamics
Motionwith non-uniform acceleration
Equilibrium
Densityand pressure

Work, energy and power
Work and conservationof energy
Kineticand potential energies
Power
Materials
Springs
Mechanical propertiesof matter

Newton’s laws of motion and momentum
Newton’s lawsof motion
Collisions

Electrons, waves and photons
Chargeand current
Charge
Mean drift velocity

Energy, power and resistance
Circuit symbols
E.m.f. and p.d.
Resistance
Resistivity
Power

Electrical circuits
Series and parallel circuits
Internal resistance
Potential dividers

Waves
Wave motion
Electromagnetic waves
Superposition
Stationary waves

Quantum physics
Photons
The photoelectric effect
Wave–particle duality

Assessment details

Assessment Objectives
  • AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures.
  • AO2 Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures: • in a theoretical context • in a practical context • whenhandling qualitative data • whenhandling quantitative data
  • AO3 Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues, to: • make judgements and reach conclusions • develop and refine practical design and procedures.
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