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AS and A2 Level Physics at The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College

Course description

The course delivers the national core content for Physics. Key areas of study include: mechanics, elec-
tricity, fields, waves, atomic & nuclear physics, information transmission. The course is modular, com-
prising six modules, four of which are assessed by written modular examination and two are practical
modules, assessed internally by the school. The AS syllabus is contained within three compulsory mod-
ules, and a further three compulsory modules complete the A2 level course. With the exception of the
terminal A-level modules, all elements of the course may be assessed during the course and maybe re-

Entry requirements

Your GCSE results are very important. Not only do you need good results to come into Sixth Form, they
are also the first thing that an employer or University Admissions Tutor will look at on your application
We expect applicants to Sixth Form intending to study Advanced courses to have a minimum of 5
grades A*-C on their GCSE certificate. You should be aiming for high grades in those subjects you are
choosing at AS level, with Grade B or above. If you did not have the opportunity to study this subject
previously, the teacher will look at your performance in related subjects.
If your certificate is mostly As and Bs you will cope very well with 4 AS levels leading to 3 A2 levels. If it
is mostly Cs you must think carefully: it would be better to do 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

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