A-level Applied Science/Physics of Performance Effects

About this Unit


From the AQA Specification:

You need to produce a portfolio of evidence which considers how light and sound can be used in a performance and the science behind the design of a lighting and sound system in a performance you attended.

Your portfolio of evidence should comprise:

A. a design for a sound system and appropriate control system for a venue you have chosen.

B. a design for a lighting set-up and control system for a performance, or part of a performance, of your choice.

C. a description and evaluation of a sound and lighting system used

in a performance you have attended.

How you will be assessed


This unit is assessed through the work you complete for your portfolio.

The marking criteria are found in the AQA specification.

What you need to know


The nature of sound and its application to sound systems.

Sound control systems

The nature of light and its application to lighting systems

Lighting control systems

Evaluating a performance