Physics

What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” – Werner Heisenberg

Subject information

ENTRY DETAILS

Exam board: Pearson Edexcel IAL

Specification: Pearson Edexcel International Advanced A-Level in Physics (YPH11)

HOW I WILL BE ASSESSED?

Examination: The course is examined in January and June of both Year 12 and Year 13

COURSE DETAILS

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW, DURATION AND WEIGHTING

Paper 1 – Written examination 1 hour and 30 minutes (20% of qualification – 80 marks)

Paper 2 – Written examination 1 hour and 30 minutes (20% of qualification – 80 marks)

Paper 3 – Written examination 1 hour and 20 minutes (10% of qualification – 50 marks)

Paper 4 – Written examination 1 hour and 45 minutes (20% of qualification – 90 marks)

Paper 5 –  Written examination 1 hour and 45 minutes (20% of qualification – 90 marks)

Paper 6 – Written examination 1 hour and 20 minutes (10% of qualification – 50 marks)

Exam Papers% of IALAssessment overview
Paper 1 –
(Jan Y12)
20

Section A: Ten multiple-choice questions (10 marks).

Section B: 8 – 10 short-answer questions (70 marks).

Paper 2 –
(June Y12)
20

Section A: Ten multiple-choice questions (10 marks).

Section B: 8 – 10 short-answer questions (70 marks).

Paper 3 –
(June Y12)
205 multi-part questions (50 marks).
Paper 4 –
(Jan Y13)
20

Section A: Ten multiple-choice questions (10 marks).

Section B: 8 – 10 short-answer questions (80 marks).

Paper 5 –
(June Y13)
20

Section A: Ten multiple-choice questions (10 marks).

Section B: 8 – 10 short-answer questions (80 marks).

Paper 6 –
(June Y13)
105 multi-part questions (50 marks).

WIDER READING

  • Bryson, B. (2003). A Short History of Nearly Everything. Random House
  • Cox, B. and Forshaw, J. (2011). The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen. Allen Lane
  • Hawking, S. and Mlodinow, L. (2010). The Grand Design. Bantam Books

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