Physics A Level at Burlington Danes Academy
Section 1: Measurements and their errors
Section 2: Particles and radiation
Section 3: Waves
Section 4: Mechanics and Materials
Section 5: Electricity
·At least 6 A*-B grades at GCSE including English and Maths (grades 5 and above).
· Students on this pathway will take 3 A' levels, studying linear courses for 2 years.
· Students need to achieve at least a B at GCSE in their chosen A' Level subjects, or closely related subjects (e.g. English and Science grades are used for Psychology entry. See subject-specific entry requirements)
· Minimum of 4 B grades required not including BTEC or vocational equivalents
Key skills required to complete this course
Strong mathematical ability to draw clear, labelled diagrams.
Problem solving skills
Regular internal summative and formative assessments throughout the course.
100% examination in year 13
Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Mathematics with Physics, Medical Physics, Physics with … (Chemistry, Astrophysics, Medical applications, Geophysics, German …), Physics and …(Business, Environmental Science, Philosophy, Education). Engineering: General, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Aeronautical, Medical.
A physics qualification is a gateway to almost anything you wish to do. Universities and employers are actively seeking out people with the problem solving skills that A level physics develops. So as well as working as a professional physicist or engineer, you could end up in a variety of fields including: space, medicine, law, finance & banking, business, media, environment, transport, energy, architecture or transport.
Key tips for success
· 100% attendance (or as near to it as possible).
· Punctuality in arriving to every lesson.
· Hand in all independent work ON TIME!
· Seek help
· Review work after each lesson – completing notes, addressing queries
· Write down the EQUATION, REARRANGE as necessary, add NUMBERS, CALCULATE the answer and give a UNIT for every calculation question (ERNCU).
· Ensure all summary textbook questions are completed and MARKED on time and kept in your question packs.
· Background reading – actively engage in the subject by reading recommended books and using links and other resources suggested in class.
· 100% effort in class – make a contribution, be focused
· Maintain a POSITIVE ATTITUDE
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burlington Danes Academy directly.