Physics AS & A Level at Presdales School
Measurements and their errors
Particles and radiation
Mechanics and energy
Further mechanics and thermal physics
In addition, there will be a further option from the following: Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Turning points in physics or Electronics.
Students are required to have obtained at least a grade A in GCSE Physics or GCSE Additional Science. Students should also have achieved at least a grade A in GCSE Mathematics.
There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practicals will be assessed. If you successfully demonstrate the practical skills expected by an A Level Science student you will receive a separate commendation. There are three examinations at the end of the two years for A Level, all of which are two hours long. At least 15% of the marks for A Level Physics are based on what you learned in your practicals.
The AS has two examinations at the end of the year. Both are 1 hour 30 minutes long.
The examination papers are a mixture of multiple choice and short and long answer questions.
Studying A Level Physics offers an infinite number of amazing career opportunities including: geophysicist/field seismologist, research scientist, product/process development scientist, healthcare scientist, medical physics, secondary school teacher, meteorologist and systems developer. You can also move into engineering, astrophysics, chemical physics, nanotechnology, renewable energy and more: the opportunities are endless.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Presdales School directly.