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Physics A Level at Brimsham Green School

Course description

The course covers the following topics: electricity, mechanics, particles, light, quantum theory, wave properties, radioactivity, gravitational and electrical fields.

The course will involve students doing practical work and there are practical assessments during the year.

There is an optional unit in the A2 course. This may be on astrophysics, medical physics, applied physics or turning points in physics. The course is taught through practical sessions, discussions, demonstrations, group work, presentations, calculations and background reading.


A level

Paper 1 (34%) Year 1 A-level Content

Paper 2 (34%) Year 2 A-level Content Paper 3 (32%) Practical Skills Questions on option module

Practical Endorsement

12 Set Practicals to be completed over the 2 years (and recorded in a lab-book). Completion of these practicals will result in the ‘A-level Practical endorsement’ in addition to your overall grade.

Future opportunities

Physics is a fantastic choice at A-level as it is a challenging subject, meaning universities look favourably on candidates with this qualification.

Direct paths into computer science, astrophysics, astronomy, natural science, geophysics, medicine, engineering and other related fields are obvious.

The practical, mathematical and analytical skills used are also relevant to a wide range of other fields where you can make use of these skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 September 2016

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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.