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CAIE

International A2 level

Syllabus: (9702)

CAIE

International A2 level

Syllabus: (9702)

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Cambridge International A Level Physics (9702)

Students need to complete both the AS and what is often referred to as A2 in order to achieve an A level.

Students are entered for two additional examinations to complete the A level course. Papers 4 and 5.

Paper 4 has a duration of 2 hours and is marked out of 100. The paper is made up of structured questions which assess the full syllabus including prior knowledge of the AS syllabus. This paper is worth 38.5% of the A level.

Paper 5 has a duration of 1 hour 15 minutes and is marked out of 30. Students must answer two compulsory questions based on experimental skills from the practical assessment section of the syllabus. It is worth 11.5% of the A level.

In summary:
Paper 1 AS level 23%
Paper 2 AS level 23%
Paper 3 AS level 11.5%

Paper 4 A2 level 46%
Paper 5 A2 level 11.5%
AS+A2=A level

The content for A2 is split into 14 teaching topics (topics 1-11 form the AS syllabus)

  • 12 Motion in a circle
  • 13 Gravitational fields
  • 14 Temperature
  • 15 Ideal gases
  • 16 Thermodynamics
  • 17 Oscillations
  • 18 Electric fields
  • 19 Capacitance
  • 20 Magnetic fields
  • 21 Alternating currents
  • 22 Quantum physics
  • 23 Nuclear physics
  • 24 Medical physics
  • 25 Astronomy and cosmology
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