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St Peter's School

A Level Physics (OCR)

Lead Teacher: Mr E Howlett (

OCR Physics A specification (H556 A level and H0XX AS level)

Full specification :

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics

Module 2 – Foundations of physics

Module 3 – Forces and motion

Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons

Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics

Module 6 – Particles and Medical physics


At AS Level:

AS Papers 1 and 2 can assess any content from Modules 1 to 4.


At A Level:

A Level Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5

A Level Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6

A Level Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6.


Practical endorsement

The practical endorsement is a pass or fail part of the A2 course. It requires a minimum of 12 practical activities to be completed

Performance in this component is reported separately to the performance in the A level Practical Endorsement is teacher assessed against the

Common Practical Assessment Criteria (PAG).


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