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Physics A Level at Audenshaw Sixth Form College

Course description

Year 12 - Curriculum Information

Examination Board: OCR

Audenshaw Sixth Form offers you the opportunity to study the Advancing Physics A-level course.

This course has been specially designed by the Institute of Physics to prepare students and develop the

skills needed to enter into undergraduate study in the engineering, mathematical and physical sciences. Within the course there are specific

opportunities for students to develop their own interests, and they are rewarded for using initiative. The syllabus sets Physics in a variety

of contexts, illustrating connections with everyday life, people, places and cultures. There is a very strong practical aspect to the delivery of this course so that students are able to determine how the quality of measurement determines the quality of Physics. 

The course fully supports and recognizes the use of essential mathematical methods in Physics, helping students to understand them.

There is no requirement to study AS Math’s but successful applicants must have a grade B at GCSE Mathematics along with grade B

in GCSE Physics, or a grade B at Core and Additional Science.

Year 13 - Curriculum Information

The course in Year 13 builds on the skills and content developed in Year 12, leading to a truly synoptic way of learning Physics suitable for anyone going forward into any form of physical science, or engineering degree.

By the end of the course students will have covered these topics:

- Imaging (including medical & astronomical imaging techniques)
- Sensing & signalling
- Material science
- Wave behaviour
- Quantum behaviour
- Mapping space & time
- Modelling
- Astronomy & astrophysics
- Matter
- Electromagnetic machines
- Field theory
- Nuclear Physics


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Audenshaw Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015
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Key information

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