Salters Horners Advanced Physics

The Salters Horners Advanced Physics (SHAP) course development began in January 1996.  For the first time, another Livery Company, the Horners’ Company, joined Salters in sponsoring a curriculum development project.

Salters Horners Advanced Physics is a context-led course placing students’ learning in the environment and in situations in which physics is met in real life. In total there are eleven context areas through which the physics is developed. The examinations, and indeed the course materials, point to other places in which the same physics is used.

Edexcel examines SHAP as the context-led approach within the Edexcel GCE Physics specification. Topics covered in the Course each start with a context storyline or contemporary issue that is related to the modern world and the application of Physics. Physics principles are introduced when required to aid understanding of the storyline so that the theory always has an obvious relevance.


Please contact:
Project Administrator
The Salters Horners Advanced Physics Project
Science Education Group
Alcuin D Block,
The University of York
York, YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 432601

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Assessment for students following SHAP is provided by Edexcel. Since 2008, Edexcel has operated a single asessment scheme for SHAP students and for students following other routes to AS and A-level physics. For full details of the Edexcel specification and assessment scheme, and support and training available from Edexcel, visit the Edexcel website.

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