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Physics A Level at Parkstone Grammar School

Course description

There are 13 topics to be covered during the 2 year course, as in Year 12, Year 13 lessons are taught by two teachers and therefore some of the topics below will overlap each other

Course content

Further mechanics and thermal physics, Fields and their consequences, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Turning points in Physics and Electronics


The assessment of practical skills is a compulsory requirement of the course of study for A-level qualification in physics. It will appear
on all your certificate as a separately reported result, alongside the overall grade for the qualification. You will cover a set of 12 “required” practical activities, along with many other practical activities, which your teacher will formally assess you against the common practical assessment criteria. Information from this will be passed on to the exam board in order foryou to achieve a pass grade in the practical endorsement


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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    • We are a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 selective girls’ school offering outstanding education to the girls of Poole and its surrounding area. Founded in 1905 Parkstone has continued to provide excellent academic results within a warm, friendly and vibrant community. We are a six form entry school with 1250 students including 370 in the sixth form.

      Girls at Parkstone are not only encouraged to succeed academically, but to enjoy the wide range of musical, theatrical, sporting, speaking and charitable opportunities.