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A level

Syllabus: (9PH0)


A Level

Syllabus: (9PH0)

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Course Overview

This course is over a period of 30 weeks including revision. There are 4 x 1-hour lessons per week (sometimes 2 x 2-hour lessons due to timetabling constraints) excluding school holidays.

All lessons are presented securely online via Zoom. Students are given unique access links during their designated lessons.

My lessons are fun, interactive and have a clear structure. They start with an introduction to the topic and how it relates specifically to the syllabus. The relevant content is then taught using engaging PowerPoint slides, animations, videos, practical demonstrations and fund and relatable anecdotes. Students have their understanding tested during lessons using topic-specific examination booklets. Lessons are wrapped up by showing students that what they have learnt relates directly to the syllabus and hence examinations.

Students are quizzed regularly and tested after significant syllabus coverage. Tests are either made up of written or multiple-choice questions. Students are welcome to join me online 15 minutes prior to and after lessons for some one-to-one support. They are also welcome to email/message me out with lessons.

Students get access to a diverse range of top quality resources without adding any fluff or filler. All resources are examination and syllabus specific.

Resources include:

  • Syllabus specific revision notes
  • Topic-specific examination papers and mark schemes
  • Full examination papers and mark schemes
  • Short concise videos of syllabus specific topics
  • Bonus reports on the most efficient study techniques backed by science
  • Online quizzes with progress tracking.
  • A bank of 1000s of extra archived exam questions with answers for the super enthusiast.

Course Specifics

Edexcel A Level Physics (9PH0)

Students are entered for three examinations for the A level, Paper 1 (Advanced physics 1), Paper 2 (Advanced physics 2), and Paper 3 (General and practical principles in physics).

Papers 1 and 2 have a duration of 1 hour 45 minutes and are marked out of 90. Each paper may include multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculation, and extended writing questions. Paper 3 has a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes and is marked out of 120. This paper may include, short open, open-response, calculations, and extended writing questions.

Papers 1 and 2 are worth 30% each and Paper 3 is worth 40% of the A level qualification.

The content is split into 25 teaching topics organised in two different approaches. There is a great deal of overlap between these approaches, one is concept-based and the other is context-based.

Concept approach

  • 1 Working as a physicist
  • 2 Mechanics
  • 3 Electric circuits
  • 4 Materials
  • 5 Wave and particle nature of light
  • 6 Further Mechanics
  • 7 Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • 8 Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • 9 Thermodynamics
  • 10 Space
  • 11 Nuclear Radiation
  • 12 Gravitational Fields
  • 13 Oscillations

Salters Horners (context) approach

  • 1 Working as a physicist
  • 2 Higher, faster, stronger (HFS)
  • 3 The sound of music (MUS)
  • 4 Good enough to eat (EAT)
  • 5 Technology in Space (SPC)
  • 6 Digging up the past (DIG)
  • 7 Spare-part surgery (SUR)
  • 8 Transport on Track (TRA)
  • 9 The Medium is the Message (MDM)
  • 10 Probing the Heart of Matter (PRO)
  • 11 Build or Bust? (BLD)
  • 12 Reach for the Stars (STA)

These different approaches lead to the same common assessment papers for this qualification.


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