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Physics AS/A-Level at Cranford Community College

Course description

Topics covered include:

AS and A Level

  • 1 Measurements and their errors
  • 2 Particles and radiation
  • 3 Waves
  • 4 Mechanics and materials
  • 5 Electricity

A Level Only

  • 6 Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • 7 Fields and their consequences
  • 8 Nuclear physics

Entry requirements

Normally BC in Science GCSEs and C in Maths.


A Level:

  • Paper 1 written exam: 2 hours • 34% of A Level
  • Paper 2 written exam: 2 hours • 34% of A Level
  • Paper 3 written exam: 2 hours • 32% of A Level

Future opportunities

A physics qualification opens the doors to all sorts of jobs and courses. All the technology that surrounds us is based on the principles of physics, so if you are considering working in any area related to technology from music to medicine, or lasers to law – studying physics is an important first step. Physics A Level is a requirement for Engineering and Physics degrees. It is preferable to have this A Level for Architecture and Veterinary Science as well and it is a desirable qualification for any Science-based degree. The analytical skills gained from A Level Physics are seen as valuable for any degree, and potential employers regard it highly. Other career options include Actuarial Science, Accountancy, Banking, Medicine, Dentistry and Royal Air Force.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cranford Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years