Physics

This course will equip students who enjoyed Physics at GCSE with the further knowledge and skills required to progress into Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

Students should have completed a GCSE course in either Double Science or Triple Science and achieved a minimum of Grade B.

How the course is taught

The course is taught over two years using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, group discussion and practical tasks.

What areas are covered by the course?


Mechanics: Motion, Forces in action, Work and energy.

 

Newtonian World: Newton’s Laws and momentum, Circular motion and oscillations, Thermal Physics.

Fields, Particles & Frontiers of Physics:
Electric and magnetic fields, Capacitors and exponential decay, Nuclear Physics, Medical imaging, Modelling the Universe.
Electrons, Waves & Photons: Electric current, Resistance, DC Circuits, Waves, Quantum Physics.
Practical Skills in Physics  

 

How is the course assessed?

There are two written examination papers in Years 1 and 2 and an internal assessment of
practical skills. Assessment of practical skills is based on completing a set task.

Career Opportunities

An A-Level in Physics can lead to a range of degree courses at university and a wide variety
of careers, from Engineering and Mechanics to Research and Construction. If you wish to
enter employment, you will find that this A-Level demonstrates that you have the ability
to commit to learning and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in
practically every walk of life.