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Physics A Level at St Laurence School

Course description

The aims of the course are to encourage students to:
 develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how
they relate to each other
 develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of
scientific methods
 develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem
solving skills
 develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in
further study and careers associated with the subject
 understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences
contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Entry requirements

The qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and process skills inherent in GCSE Science
and Mathematics. There is no requirement to have studied GCSE Physics separately. The
qualification integrates theory and relevant practical work, which are developed at different levels
throughout the course.
You will need to be able to communicate effectively, apply learnt skills and content to unfamiliar
contexts and present calculations and understanding in a clear and logical manner. There is a
significant mathematical element, studying an A Level in Maths alongside Physics will be

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Laurence School directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years