Physics A Level at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form
The course covers the following topics: electricity, mechanics, particles, light, quantum theory, wave properties, radioactivity, gravitational and electrical fields. The course will involve students doing practical work and there are practical assessments during the year.
There is an optional unit in the A2 course. This may be on astrophysics, medical physics, applied physics or turning points in physics. The course is taught through practical sessions, discussions, demonstrations, group work, presentations, calculations and background reading.
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2 B’s in Sciences + B in Maths.
Unit 1 40% exam - Particles, quantum phenomena and electricity
Unit 2 40% exam - Mechanics, materials and waves
Unit 3 20% ISA - Investigative and practical skills
Unit 4 20% exam - Fields of further mechanics
Unit 5 20% exam – Nuclear and thermal physics plus option
Unit 6 10% ISA – Investigative and practical skills
Physics is a fantastic choice at A-level as it is a challenging subject, meaning universities look favourably on candidates with this qualification. Direct paths into computer science, astrophysics, astronomy, natural science, geophysics, medicine, engineering and other related fields are obvious. The practical, mathematical and analytical skills used are also relevant to a wide range of other fields where you can make use of these skills.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.