A2 Level Physics · OCR (legacy)

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 3 - Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 - Friday 21 April

OCR A H558
Not suitable for those studying OCR-B

Length of Course
20 hours

2pm to 6pm daily

The course examines key topic areas and extensive use will be made of exam-based A2  level questions to illustrate relevant principles. The course will focus on exam technique and relating principles to applications.

The course will cover the following topics:

G484 The Newtonian World

  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Momentum and collisions
  • Circular motion; Gravitational fields
  • Simple harmonic oscillations
  • Solid, liquid and gas
  • Temperature
  • Thermal properties of materials

G485 Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics World

  • Electric fields
  • Magnetic fields
  • Electromagnetism
  • Capacitors and exponential decay
  • The nuclear atom
  • Fundamental particles
  • Radioactivity
  • Nuclear fission and fusion
  • X-rays
  • Diagnostic methods in medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Structure of the universe
  • The evolution of the universe

G486 (Practical Skills) not covered on this course

Particular emphasis will be placed on topic areas that students generally find most difficult.