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Physics A Level at Grace Academy

Course description

Grace Academy offers students the opportunity to study the OCR Physics-‘A’ specification at KS5. This is a two-year course after which students will gain a full GCE A level qualification, suitable for pursuing a career in science or the study of physics through higher education.

Course content

A-Level physics is a highly desired and respected qualification that develops a student’s skill in a variety of areas coveted by employers. As well as broadening their understanding of the world around us, students will develop real practical skills which can be applied to a variety of hands on jobs. Studying physics at A-Level allows an opportunity to stretch your learning from GCSE science, developing an array of sought after transferrable skills. Studying physics can lead to a vast range of employment opportunities, including career paths in both scientific and broader fields.



Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics

Module 2 – Foundations of physics

Module 3 – Forces and motion

Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons

Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics

Module 6 – Particles and medical physics

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B Science and Maths.


The A-Level course comprises of four units of assessments. These consist of three examined papers and one practical endorsement that will be assessed internally. All three examinations will be taken at the end of the two year course and will assess the modules listed above.

Future opportunities

A-Level Physics is a highly respected academic A-Level that can lead to further study at the best universities in the country. Some of the most common career paths after studying physics include engineering, computer programming, environmental sciences, accountancy and finance, energy, research and transport.

Further information

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 December 2016
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