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A Level: Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 60147477
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

What falls fastest: a bowling ball, cat or an apple? How did the Universe begin? Does lightning travel up or down? In A-level physics we ask questions of what we find around us. The discovery of why, what and how things work, as well looking at the biggest questions in the universe. The lessons are about exploration and are student-led, creating independent learners who question the world around them.

There is overlap between Physics and the other sciences, especially Chemistry. There are also obvious links with Mathematics, and it is strongly advised students take this course in addition to their Physics studies. However, we will be happy for students to take Physics out of pure interest, yet this could limit progress in some areas of the course.  


Details

Year 12

Measurement and their errors 

Particles and radiation 

Waves 

Mechanics and materials 

Electricity 

Year13 

Further mechanics and thermal physics. 

Fields 

Nuclear physics 

Astrophysics 

How will it be delivered?

We follow the AQA Physics syllabus A (7408): details can be found on the AQA website www.aqa.org.uk.

The full A-level qualification has there terminal examinations which will cover the content of the whole two-year course and assesses the twelve required practical. In order to progress to the A-level course it is expected that that you pass internal assessments to at least a grade D. 

Practical assessment will be covered by maintaining a lab book of the required experimental tasks.  A complete lab book is a requirement of passing the practical skills assessment.  The theory of practical skills and data analysis is examined within the examinations. 

Entry requirements

For all level 3 pathways five passes (9-4) or more at GCSE's are required including at least a Grade 4 in Maths and / or English Literature. A Grade 6 in Maths is essential and a 66 in Double Science; if triple 665 with 6 in physics. Choosing Mathematics at A-level as well is strongly advised.

Your next steps...

Physics A-level is one of the most well-respected qualifications available to you providing a wide range of problem solving skills. Therefore, this course will help you in almost all career choices.

Physics is usually required for University courses in any engineering discipline, Electronics, Ophthalmic, Telecommunication's and Medical physics. 

Physics is of great value when applying for many other courses, including ICT based subjects, Medicine and related subjects, Architecture, Industry design and any other subject with scientific or technical elements. Law and other subjects which demand high thinking and problem solving skills. 


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