On the A-Level Physics course, you will build on your current knowledge of science and physics and expand your learning into more complex areas.
You will look at particles and quantum phenomena, electricity, mechanics, materials and waves. Then you will delve into further mechanics before exploring the fascinating areas of nuclear physics, medical imaging techniques, thermal physics and astrophysics.
5 GCSEs at A* - C. Must include B in Mathematics, B in Physics or B in Double Science or Single Science and Additional Science and minimum C English Language and Mathematics. Attendance at an A Level information event.
Written examination papers incorporating both the syllabus content and the recommended practical work done during the course. Candidates complete practical activities to demonstrate practical competence. Performance reported separately to the A Level grade The examinations are taken after 2 years of study for students on the full A-level course or after 1 year for students completing the AS-level course.
Physics can take you anywhere. You could become an astronomer working at NASA, a particle physicist working at CERN, a meteorologist doing the weather on TV, an engineer designing formula 1 cars and so on, or even apply your knowledge of physics to the world of finance to make you millions!
Physics is the most sought after A-Level and degree alike by employers because it speaks of intelligent, critical, rational thought.
Will this subject suit me?
If you like to think about the nature of light, matter, gravity, electrons, the Big Bang, magnets, black holes and superconductors then yes!
The course will contain lots of practical work and lots of mathematical work.
Personal study time:
A level students are expected to devote as much time outside the classroom to their studies as in lessons. You will be given significant amounts of homework on a regular weekly basis including practise at examination style questions. Independent study is crucial to success at A-level.