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A Level Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A Level Physics is a highly valued qualification which opens doors to a multitude of opportunities.  It will allow you to develop a range of transferable skills which can be used across a range of subjects, including computing skills, mathematical and practical skills and the ability to analyse and evaluate data to solve problems. A Level Mathematics complements the A Level Physics course well and it is a compulsory entry requirement for many physics related degree courses.   Physics is a subject which can lead to many travel opportunities; physicists from all over the world work collaboratively on a range of projects, from space science at NASA to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and many universities offer physics courses with a year’s work experience abroad.  There is an opportunity to participate in a school visit to CERN in Geneva in Year 12. Physics combines well with other A Level science subjects such as Chemistry and Biology, and students interested in engineering often opt to study Design Technology.

Details

Physics is the most fundamental science; in it we ask the big questions about our world, universe and even our reality. Physics involves all physical aspects of natural science from the very small sub-atomic particles to the unimaginably large galaxies and the cosmos; including topics on mechanics, energy generation, thermodynamics, electrical circuits, waves, quantum physics, electromagnetism, nuclear and particle physics, medical imaging and astrophysics.

 

There are six modules to the A Level course:

Module 1:  Development of Practical Skills

Module 2:  Foundations of Physics

Module 3:  Forces and Motion

Module 4:  Electrons, waves and photons

Module 5:  Newtonian World and astrophysics

Module 6:  Particles and medical physics

How will it be delivered?

The course is assessed by three examinations; two of the examinations consist of a combination of multiple choice and structured questions, covering theory and practical skills.  The third examination assesses content from all modules in a synoptic style examination.

There is a practical endorsement component which is teacher assessed.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry requirements including GCSE Physics at grade 6 or Combined Science at grade 7, plus GCSE GCSE Mathematics at grade 6.

Your next steps...

A physics degree can lead to a career in many fields, including mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, scientific research, technological industries, space exploration, medical physics, design, architecture, geophysics and meteorology, nanotechnology, renewable energy, telecommunications, computing, accountancy and business.

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