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Specification


GCE Physics




Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Physics (8PH01)
First examination 2009

Edexcel Advanced GCE in Physics (9PH01)
First examination 2010

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Edexcel GCE in Physics e-Spec
Everything you need

The e-Spec provides a range of useful resources including:

A Senior Examiner explaining the changes to the new specification

A customisable student guide to help recruit students

A course planner to make it easy to plan delivery

Links to sample assessment materials…

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Edexcel GCE in Physics -- Foreword
Edexcel is delighted that this specification has been developed in collaboration with
the Salters Horners Advanced Physics project, a leader for many years in developing
innovative approaches to teaching and learning in physics at A level.

Salters Horners Advanced Physics is developed and supported…

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About this specification

The Edexcel GCE in Physics is designed for use in schools and colleges. It is a part of a suite of GCE
qualifications offered by Edexcel.


Key features of the specification
An innovative specification
Edexcel's Physics specification provides the basis of an innovative course that has been…

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Contents

A Specification at a glance 4


B Specification overview 7

Summary of assessment requirements 7

Assessment objectives and weightings 8

Relationship of assessment objectives to units 9

Qualification summary 9


C Physics unit content 11

Course structure 12

Administration of internal assessment 12

Concept-led approach

Unit 1 Physics on…

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D Assessment and additional information 117

Assessment information 117

Additional information 120


E Resources, support and training 123

Resources to support the specification 123

Edexcel's own published resources 123

Edexcel publications 124

Additional resources endorsed by Edexcel 124

Support from the University of York 125

Support 126

Training 127…

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A Specification at a glance

AS Unit 1: Physics on the go *Unit code 6PH01
Externally assessed 40% 20% of
of the the total
Availability: January and June
total AS GCE
First assessment: January 2009 marks marks

Content summary:
This unit involves the study of mechanics (rectilinear motion, forces, energy…

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Specification at a glance A


AS Unit 3: Exploring Physics *Unit code 6PH03
Internally or externally assessed 20% 10% of
of the the total
Availability: June
total AS GCE
First assessment: June 2009 marks marks

Content summary:
This unit involves an experiment that is based on a physics-based visit or…

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A Specification at a glance


A2 Unit 5: Physics from Creation to Collapse *Unit code 6PH05
Externally assessed 40% 20% of
of the the total
Availability: January and June
total A2 GCE
First assessment: January 2010 marks marks

Content summary:
This unit involves the study of thermal energy, nuclear decay,…

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