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PHYSICS

REQUIREMENTS -

GCSE LEVEL

Grade 6 in Physics or Grade 6 in Core

and Additional Science & Grade 6 Maths

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course covers a wide range of topics as well as providing

the opportunity to study one of the optional units. The new

specification for AQA provides students with an excellent

opportunity to hone their practical skills with a number of

experiments and investigations forming an integral part of

the course.

The majority of our students obtain the highest grades and A

Level Physics continues to be recognised as a subject of high

value and importance in a number of industries.

PROGRESSION

A large number of A Level students go on to study a Physics

or an Engineering-based degree. However, Physics does

compliment students who intend to study most Science-related

degrees and is highly valuedby admissions tutors andemployers

due to the high demand and the skills developed.

The variety of options available to those who have studied

for a degree in Physics is greatly appealing. The following

are examples of areas that a graduate could embark into:

Further study, Teacher or Lecturer, Geophysicist, Medical

Physicist, Radiation Protection Worker, Research Scientist,

Meteorologist, Environmental Scientist, Roles within the

Armed Forces, Defence Industry, Manufacturing and Technology

Industries, Finance and Business.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Textbook

£25

annually

Revision Guide

£5

annually

There are no compulsory trips for A Level Physics. However,

we look to run a number of optional trips to allow students

the chance to widen and deepen their knowledge and

understanding.

Examining Body -

AQA

LINEAR

ASSESSMENT

A LEVEL

- three exams testing knowledge:

COMPONENT 1

• Measurements and their errors

• Particles and radiation

• Waves

• Mechanics and materials

• Electricity

• Periodic motion

COMPONENT 2

• Thermal physics

• Further mechanics

• Fields and their consequences

• Nuclear physics

COMPONENT 3

• Practical skills and data analysis

• Option module from:

• Astrophysics

• Medical physics

• Engineering physics

• Turning points in physics

• Electronics

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