AQA International AS Level Physics (9630)
Students are entered for two examinations for the IAS level.
Unit 1 Mechanics, materials, and atoms.
Unit 2 Electricity, waves, and particles.
Each paper has a duration of 2hrs and is marked out of 80. Each paper is made up of three sections:
Section A: Short and long questions – 50 marks
Section B: Data analysis and application questions – 16 marks
Section C: Multiple choice – 14 marks
The balance of marks in Section A will be about 15 marks in 4–7 short questions and 35 marks in 3–5 long questions.
Each paper is worth 50% of the AS level qualification (and 20% of the A level).
The content is split into 5 main teaching topics:
- 3.1 Measurements and their errors
- 3.2 Mechanics and materials
- 3.3 Particles, radiation and radioactivity
- 3.4. Electricity
- 3.5. Oscillations and waves