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Qualification name Certificate in HL Physics
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation International Baccalaureate
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2022
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Physics is the most fundamental of the experimental sciences, as it seeks to explain the universe itself from the very smallest particles currently accepted as quarks, which may be truly fundamental to the vast distances between galaxies. Despite the exciting and extraordinary development of ideas throughout the history of physics, certain aspects have remained unchanged. Observations remain essential to the very core of physics, sometimes requiring a leap of imagination to decide what to look for. Models are developed to try to understand observations, and these themselves can become theories that attempt to explain the observations.The Post-16 IB Physics course explores the following topic areas: Core Additional higher level (AHL)1. Measurements and uncertainties 9. Wave phenomena2. Mechanics 10. Fields3. Thermal physics 11. Electromagnetic induction4. Waves 12. Quantum and nuclear physics5. Electricity and magnetism6. Circular motion and gravitation7. Atomic, nuclear and particle physics

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

5+ GCSES 9-4, including Grade 6 in Mathematics and Grade 6-6 in Combined Science or 6+ in Physics

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External Assessment (80%)Paper 1: Multiple Choice QuestionsPaper 2: Written responses for SL & HL corePaper 3: Written responses for option unit and practical skillsInternal Assessment ( 20%)A written report on the findings of an experiment conducted by students.

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Name The Leigh Academy
Address Green Street Green Road
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Phone 01322 620400
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