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Physics AS/A level at Highbury Grove School

Course description

The word ‘Physics’ on your application form for a job or a place at college or university immediately says important things about you. You are logical, you can deal with practical things, you can work with other people to solve problems, you can write clear explanations and you can understand when things are explained to you. For any employer these things are essential.

Course content

Physics has no limits – from the quantum phenomena which govern the world of the unimaginably small to the laws of gravity and the mysteries of dark matter – physics has no boundaries about the questions which can be asked concerning how and why things are the way they are. If you are interested in how the universe works at the most fundamental levels or want to know how the modern world came about and what keeps it running – physics is the subject for you.

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs at grade C or above including minimum grade B in English and high grade B in Maths and minimum BB in Double Award Science or BBB Triple Award Science.


80% examination, 20% coursework.

Future opportunities

Physics A2 is an essential qualification for degree courses in engineering, astronomy and in related subjects. The study of physics develops skills which are transferable to any course which requires analytical thinking - for example law, medicine and dentistry. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highbury Grove School directly.

Last updated date: 29 July 2016
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