Here are the NRP relevant specifications for the AQA exam board and links to NRP activities/pages. Further details on the full specifications for Science and Physics can be found from the AQA website here.
AQA GCSE Specification Links (For examination from 2010)
|AQA Exam||Topic||NRP Links|
|Physics 1/Science A/ Science B||
11. 7 What do we know about the origins of the Universe and how it continues to change?
Candidate's skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works should be set in these substantive contexts:
• If a wave source is moving relative to an observer there will be a
• How the observed red-shift provides evidence that the universe is
AQA GCE A/AS-level Specification Links
|AQA Exam||Topic|| NRP Links
|GCE Physics A||
Unit 5A Astrophysics
z = Δf/ f = v/c and ∆λ/λ = -v/c
For v « c applied to optical and radio frequencies.
Calculations on binary stars viewed in the plane of the orbit, galaxies and quasars
• Hubble’s law
Discovery as bright radio sources.
Quasars show large optical red shifts; estimation of distance