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Physics- A Level at Bourne Academy

Course description

Students follow the AQA specification for AS and A2 Level. The specification has been designed to:

Provide a traditional approach to teaching physics and develop interest and enthusiasm for the subject, including further study andcareers. It will also illustrate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy.

Course content

These courses are designed to build on the knowledge and understanding achieved by the study of GCSE Core and Additional science or from studying the three sciences separately.AS and A2 Physics are widely accepted, and very well respected entry qualifications for Higher Education.

Physics offers challenging, exciting and productive careers. As a career, physics covers many specialised fields - from acoustics, astronomy and astrophysics to medical physics, geophysics and is a requirement for medicine and veterinary science. Physics offers a variety of work activities - laboratory, research, technical, teaching, engineering, surveying, management. Physics opens doors to employment opportunities throughout the world in government, industry, schools and private organisations.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B Additional Science and Core Science/Grade B in Physics and Grade B Maths

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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