PHYS3017 BSc Final Year Synoptic Examination
The Synoptic Examination is intended to allow students to display a broad understanding of the first and second year courses they have already studied and to encourage synthesis between these courses, as well as broad ranging problem solving skills. Students’ studies will be supported by revision lectures - each week one of the lecturers of the core first and second year courses will lead the session. Problem solving sessions will also be included. The course work involves setting your own Synoptic exam questions which will hopefully give new insights into the material taught and the examination process.
Aims and Objectives
Students in the synoptic exam will be expected to display a broad knowledge and understanding of the core first and second year courses, to understand the inter-relations between those courses and to display problem solving skills in novel problem environments.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Understand what is essential in Physics knowledge
- find underlying themes that link different Physics branches eg. resonance of a mechanical system with a standing wave
The synoptic paper may draw on any first or second year core course material.
Learning and Teaching
|Completion of assessment task||22|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||6|
|Wider reading or practice||94|
|Total study time||150|
|Coursework marks carried forward||%|
Repeat type: Internal & External