Opportunity and achievement for all | Horsforth School Sixth Form 15 PHYSICAL EDUCATION Curriculum Leader: Mr P Gray / Leader of Learning: Mr J Fraser Assessments Paper 1: Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Activity And Sport What’s assessed • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology • Section B: Skill acquisition • Section C: Sport and society How it’s assessed • Written exam: 2 hours • 105 marks • 35% of A Level Questions • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) Paper 2: Factors Affecting Optimal Performance in Physical Activity and Sport What’s assessed • Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics • Section B: Sport psychology • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport How it’s assessed • Written exam: 2 hours • 105 marks • 35% of A Level Questions • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) Non-exam assessment: Practical Performance in Physical Activity and Sport What’s assessed Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance. How it’s assessed • Internal assessment, external moderation • 90 marks • 30% of A Level PHYSICS (AQA Physics specification) Curriculum Leader: Dr H Hogg Year 12 - AS: 1. Measurements and their errors 2. Particles and radiation 3. Waves 4. Mechanics and materials 5. Electricity In these units we will learn about the very building blocks of nature, atoms and how scientists at CERN are experimenting to unlock the secrets of the atom.We will experiment with electricity and learn how and why it behaves the way it does in circuits and how this is useful to us.We will delve into the weird and wonderful world of quantum physics where light behaves as a waves as well as a particle and we’ll explain what this means to us. Building on your knowledge from GCSE we will also look at the way forces affect the motion of objects and make predictions about the forces acting on static structures using equations and vectors.You will learn to quantify the mechanical properties of materials by testing in the laboratory.We will look at the science behind waves, from the sea to musical instruments and light, explaining why they behave the way they do.Throughout all of this, we will discuss and apply the importance of making measurements as accurately as possible, but recognising that there will always be an uncertainty in any reading. Year 13 - A Level: 6. Further mechanics and thermal physics 7. Fields and their consequences 8. Nuclear physics 9. Turning points in physics If you’ve ever wondered why the earth orbits the sun and wanted to know a bit more than just ‘gravity’ then this module will delve into the world of fields.We will explore gravity, magnetic and electric fields and relate them to everyday things such as the motor, the orbits of satellites and the working of a capacitor inside your camera flash.We will explore the motion of objects in greater depth considering momentum and what this means in collisions and why a race track has banked walls. In this module we also explore the physics of nuclear power; we will deal with the disasters such as Fukushima and Chernobyl and try to understand how power stations protect themselves against such things.We will look at the physics of fission and fusion and see that nuclear fusion could be the solution to our energy needs.We will explore practically the way heat transfers and consider the changes that take place in a gas when it is heated or squeezed together. Please note – if you are studying A Level Physics and not studying A Level Mathematics then we recommend taking Quantitative Reasoning as a 4th option.