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AQA

A level

Syllabus: (7408)

AQA

A Level 

Syllabus: (7408)

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AQA A Level Physics (7408)

Students are entered for three examinations for the A level, Papers 1, 2, and 3.

Each paper has a duration of 2 hours, papers 1 and 2 are marked out 85, paper 3 is marked out of 80. Papers 1 and 2 are made up of short and long response questions totalling 60 marks, the multiple-choice sections total 25 marks.
Paper 3 has 45 marks of short and long answer questions on practical experiments and data analysis, and 35 marks of short and long answer questions on the optional topic.

Paper 1 and 2 is worth 34% each and paper 3 is worth 32% of the A level.

The content is split into 8 main teaching topics with a choice of 5 optional topics (of which only one is chosen):

  • 1 Measurements and their errors
  • 2 Particles and radiation
  • 3 Waves
  • 4 Mechanics and materials
  • 5 Electricity
  • 6 Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • 7 Fields and their consequences
  • 8 Nuclear physics
    Options
  • 9 Astrophysics
  • 10 Medical physics
  • 11 Engineering physics
  • 12 Turning points in physics
  • 13 Electronics