A-Level Physics Practical Endorsement Course

Designed for students studying A-Level Physics with AQA, Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel and OCR

From £899
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Course Information

The A-level Physics Practical Endorsement course at BioGrad Education comprises a minimum of 12 experiments in total, each carefully selected to allow students to demonstrate their competency in the Common Practical Assessment Criteria (CPAC). The oscillations of springs and pendula, and the dropping of objects from height are the classic approaches towards confirming Newtonian mechanics, whilst the use of magnetic fields to induce standing waves for the measurement of density might be considered somewhat less conventional. Investigating electrical circuits enables the student to study capacitance and resistivity, and links neatly into the topic of electromagnetism. The gas laws of Charles and Boyle can be demonstrated with elegance, using surprisingly simple equipment. Students will have access to specialist kit and will be taught how to use a micrometre barrel scale and the Vernier scale on a travelling microscope. They will be encouraged to evaluate their results by analysing errors and uncertainties in their measurements, hence allowing them to be critical about what constitutes a ‘true’ value.

The course is as much a learning experience as an assessment. The aim is for the student to improve their general approach and practical skills during practical work over the course of the week and to provide a tangible framework upon which preparations for A-level can be firmly secured.

List of Physics Practical Assesments

Practical 1 – Standing waves on a wire under tension.

Practical 2a – Measuring the separation of Young’s slits.

Practical 2b – Measuring the wavelength of light with a diffraction grating.

Practical 3 – Measuring g by freefall.

Practical 4 – Young’s modulus of a metal wire.

Practical 5 – Measuring the resistivity of a metal wire.

Practical 6 – Measuring the EMF and internal resistance of a power supply.

Practical 7a – Oscillations of a mass on a spring.

Practical 7b – Investigating the oscillations of a simple pendulum.

Practical 8a – Boyle’s law.

Practical 8b – Charles’ law.

Practical 9 – Slow discharge and charging of a capacitor.

Practical 10 – Force on a current-carrying wire.

Practical 11 – Magnetic flux.

Practical 12 – Investigation of the inverse- square law for gamma radiation.

Prerequisites
  • Students must be studying an England A-level Physics qualification with AQA, Eduquas, Pearson Edexcel or OCR.
  • This is an intensive practical course designed for students to “fast track” the A-level practical skills assessment required for the Practical Endorsement. This course contains a number of opportunities to access each of the assessed practical techniques, and CPAC.
  • If the student has experienced minimal practical work opportunities before studying A-level Physics, BioGrad Education recommends they consider the 1- day introduction to laboratory skills course. This course also offers the change to gain vital skills required to be successful going forward.
Course Details
Price

The cost of this course varies depending on location and subject. From £899

You can reserve your place on this course with a deposit of just £224.75 if you are booking more than 28 days in advance. The remaining balance is due four weeks prior to the course start date

You can also choose to pay for this course in 6 instalments if you are booking more than 26 weeks in advance, or 12 instalments if you are booking more than 54 weeks in advance

Locations

Science Park, Liverpool, L3 5TF

Oxford International College, Oxford, OX4 1BD

Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD

Life Science Centre International Centre for Life Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

arc exams, The Bordesley Centre, Stratford Road, Birmingham, B11 1AR

The Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Duration

This course lasts for 5 days

9am - 4pm

There are up to four payment options available:
  • Pay in full at the time of booking
  • Pay in 2 - 25% deposit with the remainder due 28 days before the course commences (only available if booking more than 28 days in advance)
  • Pay in 6 - 6 equal, monthly payments (only available if booking more than 26 weeks in advance)
  • Pay in 12 - 12 equal, monthly payments (only available if booking more than 54 weeks in advance)
Available Course Dates
Current Academic Year 01/09/2023 to 01/09/2024
Courses in Liverpool
£999
26th February - 1st March 2024
Location: BioGrad, Liverpool
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£999
11th March - 15th March 2024
Location: BioGrad, Liverpool
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£999
15th April - 19th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, Liverpool
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Courses in London
£999
1st April - 5th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, London
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Courses in Oxford
£999
1st April - 5th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, Oxford
This course is fully booked
Courses in Newcastle
£999
8th April - 12th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, Newcastle
This course is fully booked
Courses in Birmingham
£899
4th March - 8th March 2024
Location: BioGrad, Birmingham
Only 3 places left on this course
Courses in Cornwall
£999
22nd April - 26th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, Cornwall
Only 4 places left on this course
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