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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

Physics tries to answer the really big questions, Physicists use the laws they uncover to develop new materials, machinery, and technology to improve our lives and help us explore the universe further, from computers to telescopes and spacecraft.

Details

The Physics A Level course has been designed as a concept-led approach. It begins with a study of the laws, theories and models of physics and finishes with an exploration of their practical applications.

Paper 1: Advanced Physics 1

Covers half the A Level topics and some AS content: further mechanics, electric and magnetic fields, nuclear and particle physics

Assessment: written examination of 1 hour 45 minutes. 30% of A Level.

Paper 2: Advanced Physics 2

Covers half the A Level topics and some AS content: thermodynamics, space, nuclear radiation, gravitational fields, oscillations

Assessment: written examination of 1 hour 45 minutes. 30% of A Level.

Paper 3: Advanced Physics 3

Covers all the AS and A Level topics.

Assessment: written examination of 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% of A Level.

Assessment of practical skills

Students are assessed through a series of 16 core practical experiments, reported separately to the A Level grade as pass or fail. This is a teacher assessed component. 

How will it be delivered?

A combination of classroom study, self study and enrichment activities.

Entry requirements

GCSE Physics or the Trilogy Science Physics modules grade 7.

Your next steps...

Physics students become good problem solvers, can work in teams and develop research and analytical skills which can be applied to a variety of work places.

Physics is a highly regarded A Level by universities. It can lead to degree courses in physics, mathematics, engineering, natural sciences, astrophysics, climate science, computer science.

A Level Physics can lead to careers in engineering, astrophysics, biophysics, medicine, food science, forensic science, nuclear physics, theoretical physics, computer game design, cosmology and geophysics.

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