Physics is a traditional A level subject. The skills acquired are in great demand in a wide variety of jobs. It is a solid choice for students considering a career in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Computing, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, Electronics sectors and Environmental Science. Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works. Humans strive to understand the physical world around us, amongst many others, how things move, what electricity is, what happens inside atoms and how we communicate by sound, students can study optional topics that particularly interest them.
Grade 6 in GCSE Physics and one other GCSE science or Grade 6-6 in Science (Combined) and Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics. You must have maturity, self-discipline, good study skills and the motivation to succeed.
A-Level Course Content
- A level Physics gives students the opportunity to explore the complexities of the universe and to look at theories that explain what is observed. This subject combines practical skills with theoretical ideas to develop descriptions of the physical universe.
- We follow the AQA A level Physics course and cover: Particles and Quantum Phenomena, Waves and Optics, Forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Momentum, Work, Energy and Materials, Electricity and DC Circuits, Circular Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, Thermal Physics and Gases, Gravitational Fields, Electric Fields, Capacitors, Magnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Induction, Radioactivity and Nuclear Energy and an option topic in year 2 of the course.
- The practical elements of the course are assessed over the two years across 12 required practical investigations and the these are also assessed through the end of course exams. Students studying A level physics will sit 3, 2 hour papers assessing content knowledge, application and practical skills taken from topics across the two year course.