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Upper 6th

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The Upper 6th is dedicated to the A2 course. There are two further units of study this year as well as another practical assessment.

Unit 4 is entitled "Fields and further mechanics" and Unit 5 covers "Nuclear and thermal physics" and the "Turning points in Physics" option. Unit 6 covers investigative and practical skills. You can find the full specification here. The A2 Physics course is assessed at the end of the year as shown in the table below:

Unit Style % final mark
4 1 3/4 hour written exam 40
5 1 3/4 hour written exam 40
6 Continual assessment + Investigative skills assignment 20

Note that to achieve an A* grade a candidate must score 80% overall and average 90% in the A2 units.

Useful documents to support these modules will appear below as we work our way through the course.

Unit 4 Unit 5
 Force and momentum slides ppt  "Turning points" notes 1 pdf
 Further mechanics slides ppt  "Turning points" notes 2 pdf
 Electromagnetism slides ppt  "Turning points" notes 3 pdf
 Gravitational fields slides ppt   Nuclear Physics slides ppt
 Electric fields slides ppt   Thermal Physics slides ppt
 Capacitors slides ppt  Additional practice questions doc
 Additional practice questions doc ... and answers doc
... and answers doc  Additional turning points Q&A doc

Turning points slides 1ppt

Turning points slides 2ppt

Turning points slides 3ppt

     Practical skills leaflet    doc

Exam-style questions from textbook
Chapter 1 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 2 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 3 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 4 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 5 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 6 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 7 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 8 pdf Answers pdf
All Unit 4 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 9 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 10 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 11 pdf Answers pdf
Chapter 12 pdf Answers pdf
All Unit 5 pdf Answers pdf

Data sheet

Further study

VI form reading list
Upgrade your Physics
Physics at university
Engineering courses
University Open Days

Past papers

Website sections

A level

Useful links

New Scientist
Scientific American