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.
Pre-requisites: PHYS2001 AND PHYS2003 AND PHYS2006 AND PHYS2023 AND PHYS2024
Aims and Objectives
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
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||6|
|Wider reading or practice||94|
|Completion of assessment task||22|
|Total study time||150|
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Repeat type: Internal & External