Physics

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • You can develop logical problem solving skills, carry out practical work, and apply your knowledge to the real world.
  • We will make the course an enjoyable challenge through a variety of teaching and learning activities.
  • Physics students are particularly valued by industry and universities for the varied skills they have acquired.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Mechanics, electricity, waves, particles and radiation as part of the AS Physics course. At A-Level you will also learn about further mechanics, nuclear structure, electric, gravitational and magnetic fields. At A-Level there’s also an optional unit, you can typically choose between Engineering, Astrophysics or Electronics.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – two 1.5-hour exams
Year 2 (A-Level) – three two-hour exams
Both qualifications involve practical work throughout which is assessed as part of the final exam.

 

PROGRESSION

Most of our students progress to university, taking degrees in scientific subjects or in Engineering. Many study in areas of Finance, Business and IT. A-Level Physics is valued as a robust and challenging subject and the numerical, practical and problem solving skills you will develop are prized by employers.