AS and A2 students follow the OCR Advancing Physics course. The Advancing Physics course provides a distinctive structure which has an up-to-date nature in both the material and the approach.
The course presents physics as a living subject which does not know all the answers, but asks all the important questions. Although this course is excellent in providing the necessary skills and knowledge for students who intend to study physics at a higher level, it also provides pupils whose main interests are in other areas, eg. engineering or medicine, with stimulating material, which shows the relevance of physics to their area of study.
The Aim of the AS course is designed to offer a broad vision of physics as it is today, including modern developments in imaging, mirco-electronics and design of materials.
The A2 course deepens understanding of crucial ideas in physics for example cosmology, relativity, gravity and particle physics.
Students also complete a physics presentation on a material of their own choice and design their own investigations into any aspect of physics. These are formally presented in both presentation and report format.