Physics A-Level Practical Endorsements

A-Level Physics Practical Endorsements

A-level students currently undertake 12 assessed practical’s (CPAC’s) when studying the A Level Physics qualification and must demonstrate five competencies and twelve skills set out by the examination boards.

The Philip Harris Technical Support Team have developed product lists to aid you organise the A-level CPAC’s.  Simply find your practical and click the view products button to see the equipment requirements:

Investigate the variation of the frequency of various waves

Investigation into the variation of the frequency of stationary waves on a string with length, tension and mass per unit length of the string

Young's slit and the interference of a diffraction grating

Investigation of interference effects to include the Young's slit experiment and interference by a diffraction grating                                

Determine the resistivity of a wire using various devices

Determination of resistivity of a wire using a micrometer, ammeter and voltmeter                                                                                         

Determination of the young modulus

Determination of the Young modulus by a simple method                                                                                                                                                            

Determination of g by a free-fall method

Determination of g by a free-fall method                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Investigate emf and internal resistance

Investigation of the emf and internal resistance of electric cells and batteries by measuring the variation of the terminal pd of the cell with current in it

Investigation into simple harmonic motion

Investigation into simple harmonic motion using a mass-spring system and a simple pendulum                                                                                         

Investigation of Boyle's law and Charles Law

Investigation of Boyle's (constant temperature) law and Charles's (constant pressure) law for a gas                                                                                               

Investigate the effect on magnetic flux linkage

Investigate, using a search coil and oscilloscope, the effect on magnetic flux linkage of varying the angle between a search coil and magnetic field direction

Investigate the force on a wire varies with flux density

Investigate how the force on a wire varies with flux density, current and length of wire using a top pan balance                                                                                                                      

Investigation of the charge and discharge of capacitors

Investigation of the charge and discharge of capacitors. Analysis techniques should include log-linear plotting leading to a determination of the time constant RC

Investigation of the inverse-square law for gamma radiation

Investigation of the inverse-square law for gamma radiation                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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