A-Level Physics

A-Level Physics


Dr H Williams and Mr G Killer




A-Level Physics


Grade 7 in GCSE Physics or 7-7 in GCSE combined Science, plus a 6 in GCSE Maths. Students achieving a Grade 6 in Physics / Science will be considered for this course, but must first discuss their place with the Head of Science.

Why choose A-Level Physics?

Physics is the study of matter and energy. As the world’s resources of cheap fossil fuels decline and the global warming their use has inevitably caused increases, physicists seek cleaner, greener alternatives. It is no exaggeration to say physicists are men and women with a mission, that of maintaining and indeed improving our way of life. Computers, the internet, MRI imaging and PET scans were all invented by physicists in the last century. Physics is at the heart of so many science and engineering disciplines. An A level in physics opens the door to a wide range of scientific and engineering careers, as well as to university courses in these subjects. When you next use your mobile phone or computer, just thank a physicist.

What you will study in A-Level Physics?

 Particles and Radiation
 Waves
 Mechanics and Materials
 Electricity
 Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics
 Gravitational, Electrostatic and Magnetic Fields
 Nuclear Physics
 One option topic from Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics and Turning Points in Physics
 There are twelve compulsory practical experiments in this course

How you will be assessed in A-Level Physics?

The A-level course is assessed by three 2-hour papers, which will include multiple choice, short and longer answer questions.

Additional Information

A level Physics is a tough course which is not for the faint-hearted. Enthusiasm for the subject, a fascination for the way things work and an appetite for intellectual challenge are pre-requisites. Physics is a numerical subject; a scientific calculator is required for this course.

28 July, 2021


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