Physics A Level at Mascalls Academy
Physics is an exciting and relevant subject, fascinating to study for its own sake, but also leading on to many careers from engineering and communications to medicine and cutting edge research.
Physics is thought of as the most fundamental science, but not all scientists end up working in a laboratory: volcanologists, seismologists, structural and civil engineers, architects, nuclear scientists, pilots and astronauts… all started by studying Physics at A Level.
In year 12 you will study mechanics, electricity, waves and a touch of quantum physics as well.
Mechanics involves learning in detail about how and why different types of motion take place, how energy is involved in motion and how materials are classified for engineering purposes.
In the electricity unit you will learn about basic electrical circuits and their applications, and you will become familiar with wave motion and some wave phenomena and how the quantum theory revolutionized physics and other sciences.
During the year you will use a range of measuring instruments during practical investigations including completing a thorough analysis and evaluation of each.
Minimum grades BB in sciences, including Physics if taken at GCSE and at least a level 6 in Maths.
The two year A Level course is assessed through three formal exams; Modelling physics (37%), Exploring physics (37%) and Unified physics (26%), all of which are sat at the end of the final year.
A separate practical endorsement certificate is awarded to candidates demonstrating sufficient skill in key areas.
Gaining an A Level in Physics is a passport to a diverse range of exciting careers including engineering, astronomy, nuclear scientist, architecture, as well as innumerable research posts.
How to apply
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