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Physics A level at Carlton Academy

Course description

Physics tries to explain all the parts of the universe - from the biggest to the smallest, the way they interact with each other and the results of these interactions. If you’ve ever had an interest in how things work or wondered why the universe behaves as it does, then you should be studying Physics.

Course content

A Level Physics studies forces, energy, materials, waves and electricity in greater depth than in GCSE. These are studied in context to see how Physics applies to world around us. You will be expected to do more independent learning than before, with regular maintenance of notes and reading around the subject. There will be a good deal of practical work and you will learn to think critically about aspects of Physics that impinge on everyday life.

Entry requirements

Strong mathematical skills (minimum GCSE Grade B), as 40% of the exam papers assess mathematical ability. GCSE Additional Science (Double B) or Physics (Grade B).

Future opportunities

From accounting, banking, computing, designing, engineering to pharmacology or even becoming a Zookeeper - the range of possible careers is much wider than you might think! You could study degrees in different areas of Physics, such as Astrophysics, Specialist Physics or Theoretical Physics. Or other degrees in which the skills gained will be useful, like Mathematics, Ophthalmology and Medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016

Key information

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