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Physics Level 3 AS & A2 at Woodkirk Academy

Course description

Advanced Level Physics is a course that will help you to open the doors to understanding the world around us, ranging in sizes from sub-atomic particles to the whole universe itself.

The course is taught by studying the theoretical and practical applications of Physics in the real world eg. looking at the forces and accelerations of fairground rides to understanding how quarks are held together in a nucleus.

Course content

A variety of teaching methods help pupils access the course to the best of their own abilities: individual and group work, presentations, using computers, data logging equipment in practicals, etc.

Progress for students is monitored by assessed homework and by formal monthly progress tests. When necessary, extra tuition is provided in after school revision workshops - to enable students to achieve their target grades.

Entry requirements

Physic students will need at least a grade 'B' from Higher level GCSE Science or Physics and a grade 'B' from GCSE or Higher Level Mathematics.

There is a substantial amount of Maths in Physics and the level is just above that required for GCSE Mathematics.

In addition students obtaining a grade U at the end of AS Physics will not be allowed to continue onto A2 Physics.

Future opportunities

Physics qualifications are a much sought after commodity. Employers perceive Physics students to have very desirable thinking skills and a good level of numeracy.

Basically Physicists are in demand when a job requires a higher level of problem solving ability and a logical approach.

A few examples:

Aeronautics or automobile / engineering / design / research, computing / software design, financial & city banking (accountancy), general management, RAF, Army, Navy... & many, many more

Further information

Student Comments

'Physics is challenging but worthwhile.'

'Physics is surprisingly one of the most enjoyable subjects to study - providing you knuckle down for exams to get good grades'

'Some of the stuff we discuss is just mind boggling but brill!'

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 Years