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Physics A-Level at Egglescliffe School

Course description

From 2015 A-levels are changing, with government introducing new regulations for subject content and assessment. These are the main changes for A-level physics.

Changes to the course structure

  • Changing from modular to linear assessment, with all exams at the end of the course.
  • The AS becomes a standalone qualification lasting one year, with exams at the end. AS physics no longer contributes towards the Alevel grade.

A-level physics lasts two years, with all exams at the end of the second year.

During the course of their studies students will not only gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics of the Universe and enhance their investigative skills, they will develop the skills to tackle qualitative and quantitative problems within different contexts........

Course content

The course gives students an opportunity to develop an understanding of the world around them starting with some familiar topics which are studied in more depth such as mechanics and electricity, and also introducing new concepts such as studying the fundamental properties of matter.

During the first year of the course students study five sections: particles and radiation, waves, mechanics and materials, electricity and measurement and errors. In the second year of the A level course students will continue to further develop their knowledge in the areas of fields and mechanics and extended their learning to new areas of Physics. The optional module studies is astrophysics.

Throughout the course students will carry out practical activities which will give them the skills and confidence needed to investigate the way things behave and work.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications including English Language and Maths.

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Future opportunities

Studying A-level physics offers an infinite number of amazing career opportunities including 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 Egglescliffe School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

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