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Physics A Level at John Hampden Grammar School

Course description

Physics is taught at A-level through a combination of tutorials, self-study and practical laboratory work. The syllabus, OCR Physics A, offers a traditional approach to modern physics. It is designed to enable students to gain comprehensive subject knowledge in a challenging, stimulating and varied environment.

Topics covered during the two year course include: kinematics, waves, electrical circuits, electric and magnetic fields, radioactivity, and the basics of thermal physics and quantum theory. The course also has a large practical component.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are as follows – all of these requirements must be met:

  • A minimum of 7 GCSE full course passes at a C grade or higher
  • A minimum GCSE total points score of 344 based on the best 8 full course separate subject GCSE passes
  • A minimum C grade in English Language and Mathematics
  • B in GCSE Physics or BB in Additional Science (A/A* grade in physics is strongly recommended as well as A/A* in mathematics)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Hampden Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years