Physics AS/A2 Level at Havelock Academy
Physics A level is a course for students who want to know about how the universe works, how fundamental particles and forces interact on Earth and beyond. Physics A-level students often wish to further study within the discipline of Physics, or pursue other Science-related choices. Physics is also a good support for study of mathematics or engineering at degree level.
AQA provide a list of practical activities that students must carry out. Exam questions will be based on these practicals.
AS and first year of A-level
1. Measurements and their errors,
2. Particles and radiation,
4. Mechanics and energy,
Second year of A-level
6. Further mechanics and thermal physics,
8. Nuclear physics,
Plus one option from:
Astrophysics, Medical physics, Engineering physics, Turning points in physics, Electronics.
GCSE Core and Additional Science Grade B or above.
If completing Triple Science then at least two of the three qualifications at grade B or above.
GCSE Mathematics and English Language at a grade B essential.
Three 2-hour written examinations
Degree course in any of the Physical based sciences, including Physics, Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, Theoretical Physics and Nanoscale Physics.
These may allow graduates to pursue a career linked with Physics, such as research and development, a job in any of the related fields of physics, including astrophysics, biomedical physics or working within the energy sector to name but a few.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havelock Academy directly.