A Level




Course Overview

One of the most sought after subjects for entry into higher education, Physics focuses on the organisation of the universe and the laws that affect its behaviour. A Level Physics is a traditional and well respected science qualification and a requirement for admission to many engineering and scientific degree courses.



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Students must also produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their competence in a variety of practical tasks.

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements plus grade 6 in GCSE Physics or 66 in Core Science and Additional Science, plus grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Students who study A Level Physics are strongly advised to take A Level Mathematics.

Exam board: AQA

Approximately £23 per year for textbooks, plus optional field trips.

Programme leader:

Jon Lagden

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Career options for physicists may include teaching/lecturing, geophysicist, metallurgist, research scientist.

Higher education

A key course for students planning to continue on to university to study a physical sciences degree or any branch of engineering; it is also a useful support subject in any science degree, including medicine. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue other analytical subjects at degree level.

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