Physics A-Level at Coopers School
If you have an inquisitive mind and want to understand HOW the world works, the study of physics will provide many of the answers. This course will develop your essential scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as establish sound links between theory and experiment. Physics is a challenging and interesting subject and an important qualification for many careers. You will study a wide range of modern and classical physics applied in fundamental and everyday situations.
- Unit 1: Particles and Radiation, Electromagnetic radiation and Quantum phenomena
- Unit 2: Current electricity, Mechanics, Materials and Waves
- Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics
- Unit 4: Further mechanics, Gravitation and electric fields, Capacitance, Magnetic fields
- Unit 5: Radioactivity and Nuclear energy, Thermal Physics and Astrophysics
- Unit 6: Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Physics
GCSE English Language B or better
GCSE Maths A or better
GCSE Physics B or better / GCSE Core and Additional Science BB
Units 1, 2, 4 are 5 are tested through public examinations comprising a combination of multiple-choice, short structured questions and longer-response questions. Units 3 and 6 are practical-based topics involving detailed case studies of real-world applications that can be modelled in the laboratory. These are supervised and assessed internally, subject to external moderation.
A Level Physics is a widely recognised and highly respected qualification which can lead to degree courses in Physics, Medicine, Astrophysics, Engineering, Computing, Mathematics, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Veterinary Science, Geophysics and many more.
In addition, almost every organisation today relies on people with STEM qualifications –58% of all new jobs will be STEM related. There will be significant growth in new jobs but also massive replacement demand. Economically valuable skills will matter most - intermediate and higher STEM skills such as Physics. The number of those studying for degrees in science must increase by over 40% on current levels if demand is to be met.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coopers School directly.