Specification: AQA (Physics A)
You might be fascinated by the universe or you might want to understand the ideas that power modern technology and engineering. If you enjoy solving problems and learning how to apply abstract ideas to a wide range of situations, physics has a lot to offer you. Physics A level is a subject that looks very impressive to Universities and employers and it will lead to a wider range of courses and careers. These could be from a Higher National program (HNC and HND) to degree level (BSc and MSc) in courses ranging from Physics, the Sciences and Medicine to Computing and Engineering. Employment could range from Radiography, Biotechnology, Automotive Engineering and the Navy to Computer Design and Alternative Energy.
And with new discoveries being made on a regular basis, doesn’t it sound appealing to be studying a subject that is constantly challenging our views of how our universe functions and our place within it?
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A level physics is now a 2 year, linear course, where you will be assessed on all material at the end of year 13.
Above all, we need students who are enthusiastic about physics and are willing to work hard in and out of lesson, as the course is a challenging one. However, there are some essential requirements.
A BB grade or above in GCSE Science and Additional Science or B in GCSE Physics is required. A grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics is essential. We recommend taking A level mathematics.
Students will be required to purchase a book, costing £40, to support the course. There will be other suggested reading, on an individual basis.