Physics

A Level

A Level Physics is an exciting course that develops students’ understanding of the world around them. This course embeds skills and knowledge that Universities and employers are looking for in all candidates.

In this course students will study classical physics, explaining the motion of planets and stars how objects interact and the electricity that powers our world. Mixed in with cutting edge physics, you will look on a sub atomic scale at the quantum behaviour of particles and the implications for our knowledge of the universe.

Course Content

Year 1
Particles and radiation
Electronic radiation and quantum phenomena
Waves
Mechanics: motion and forces
Materials
Electricity

Year 2
Further mechanics
Thermal physics
Fields and their effects
Nuclear physics
Option: astrophysics or engineering physics
Medical physics

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Assessment

100% Examination
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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (4-9)
Science (6)
Maths (6)
English Language/Literature (4)
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Course Outcome

At the end of the course, successful students will gain one A Level.