AQA International A Level Physics (9630)
Students need to complete both the AS and the A2 in order to achieve an A level.
Students are entered for three examinations for the International A level.
Unit 3 Fields and their consequences
Unit 4 Energy and Energy resources
Unit 5 Physics in practice
Each paper has a duration of 2 hours and is marked out of 80. Each paper is made up of two sections:
For the Unit 3 and 4 papers
Section A: Short and long questions – 65 marks
Section B: Data analysis and application questions – 15 marks
For the Unit 5 paper
Section A: Practical and data analysis skills – 36 marks
Section B: Synoptic (International AS and A2) – 44 marks
Each paper is 20% of the A level.
Paper 1 AS level 20%
Paper 2 AS level 20%
Paper 3 A2 level 20%
Paper 4 A2 level 20%
Paper 5 A2 level 20%
The content for A2 is split into 9 main teaching topics (topics 1-5 form the AS level) syllabus).
- 6 Circular and periodic motion
- 7 Gravitational fields and satellites
- 8 Electric fields and capacitance
- 9 Exponential change
- 10 Magnetic fields
- 11 Thermal physics
- 12 Nuclear energy
- 13 Energy sources
- 14 Practical and analytical skills