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GCE Physics A H158/H558:

Version 1.2

AS/A Level Physics A

Practical Skills Handbook

© OCR 2010

AS/A Level GCE
Practical Skills Handbook
GCE Physics A
OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Physics A H158
OCR Advanced GCE in Physics A H558

This Practical Skills Handbook is designed to accompany the OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE and Advanced GCE specifications in Physics A for teaching from September 2008.

OCR will update this document on a regular basis. Please check the OCR website (www.ocr.org.uk) to ensure that you are using the latest version.

Version 1.2
The only changes made since version 1.1 are the correction of the G483 and G486 tables on p. 7, the incorporation of updated screenshots on pp. 9 and 10, the inclusion of an Interchange Help Sheet and the removal of FAQs, these will be made available as a separate document in the future. No other changes have been made.

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Introduction

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The assessment model

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Summary of the model
Downloading Practical Skills tasks
Administration and regulations
Marking advice for teachers

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General requirements for AS and A2 practical work

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Skill development

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Practical work for AS Unit G483

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Practical work for A2 Unit G486

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Apparatus list for Units G483 and G486

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Resources

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General resources

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Health & Safety

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Interchange Help Sheet

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Helpful Guide on Practical Skills

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GCE Physics A

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Introduction

New GCE A/AS specifications in Physics have been introduced for teaching from September 2008. The new specifications are set out as units, subdivided into teaching modules. Each teaching unit is assessed by its associated unit of assessment. Guidance notes are provided within specifications to assist teachers in understanding the requirements of...