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Physics A Level at Paget High School

Course description

The course is aimed at students keen to develop knowledge gained at GCSE to a greater level. Physics A level is a demanding, but rewarding course. Students achieving a grade C or above in A level Physics will have a wide choice of universities and courses.

Course content

A Level Content Overview

Content is split into six teaching modules


Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in


Module 2 - Foundations of Physics.

Module 3 - Forces and Motion.

Module 4 - Electrons, Waves and Photons.

Module 5 - Newtonian World and Astrophysics.

Module 6 - Particles and Medical Physics.


A Level Assessment Overview


  1. Modelling Physics (01) assesses content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5. 100 marks;    37% of total A level.

Written paper – 2 hours 15 minutes

  1. Exploring Physics (02) assesses content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6. 100marks;

37% of total A level.

Written paper – 2 hours 15 minutes

  1. Unified Physics (03) assesses content from all modules (1 to 6). 70 marks

26% of total A level

Written paper -1hour 30 minutes

  1. Practical Endorsement in Physics (04) (non-exam assessment)


Future opportunities

The A Level Physics course will prepare learners for progression to undergraduate study, enabling them to enter a range of academic and vocational careers in Mathematics related courses, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Computing and related sectors. It also provides a strong background for those seeking an apprenticeship or direct employment.


A level qualifications are graded on the scale: A*, A, B, C, D, E, where A* is the highest.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paget High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2017
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