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A - Level Physics Courses - which is better??

Discussion in 'Science' started by isabellamistry, May 31, 2012.

  1. Hi All

    As per my previous post with regards to A-level Chemistry, we are also offering A-level Physics for the first time next September.

    Any advice towards which exam board, and then courses by that exam board to go for?

    Erring towards OCR A for Physics

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hi All

    As per my previous post with regards to A-level Chemistry, we are also offering A-level Physics for the first time next September.

    Any advice towards which exam board, and then courses by that exam board to go for?

    Erring towards OCR A for Physics

    Thanks!
     
  3. I've taught several different A level Physics courses over the years.
    I find AQA Physics A very straightforward to follow and the coursework (ISA) very realistic. I'll be using this specification when my new school introduces A Level Physics in September.


     
  4. DonutBoy99

    DonutBoy99 New commenter

    AQA A gets my vote!
     
  5. alm721

    alm721 New commenter

    mine too.
     
  6. which ever one you take, you'll be changing in September 2014 when the new A Levels come out, so go with whatever seems easiest to pick up at this stage.
     
  7. Superdean

    Superdean New commenter

    Whatever course you teach, you'll find that the so called dedicated textbooks are outdated and written for the students of the 80's. The only student friendly book I have found is 'Advanced Physics for You' by Keith Johnson et al. Waste of money buying two ( one for AS and another for A2!) books which students see as difficult and almost useless.
     
  8. swissboris

    swissboris New commenter

    Agree with Superdean's choice of Advanced Physics for You. Covers AS and A2 and is straightforward and easy to follow.
     

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