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Physics AS/A2 Level at Abbotsfield School

Course description

Physics is a fascinating subject which takes you from the minuscule to the massive. You will need the ability to grasp theoretical concepts whilst also enjoying designing and conducting practical experiments. The course has included the opportunity of a trip to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. On top of this, Physics is a highly regarded subject by Universities and beyond.

Course content

ASAS modules: 1styear of studyssessment

1 Measurements and their errors

2 Particles and radiation

3 Waves

4 Mechanics and materials

5 Electricity



A2 modules: 2nd

year of study


6 Further mechanics and thermal physics

7 Fields and their consequences

8 Nuclear physics

And one of the following:

9 Astrophysics

10 Medical physics

11 Engineering physics

12 Turning points in physics

13 Electronics

Entry requirements

• A*-B grade in GCSE Science.

• A keen interest in the subject.

• A strong mathematical ability.


ASAS modules: 1styear of studyAssessment

Paper 1 - Sections 1-5

Paper 2 - Sections 1-5

10% of total A level mark , Coursework completed and marked internally


A2A2 modules: 2ndyear of studyAssessment

Paper 1 - Sections 1 to 5 and 6.1 (Periodic motion)

Paper 2 - Sections 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8 as well as assumed knowledge

from sections 1 to 6.

Paper 3

Section A Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis

Section B: Students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13

Future opportunities

Studying Physics can lead to careers in: Engineering, Architecture, Science, Teaching, Nuclear Industry, Dentistry, Medical, Veterinary, Computing, Accountancy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 November 2015

Key information

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