Physics A level at Wood Green School
he AS and A level courses take the study of Physics into new areas such as quantum phenomena, astronomy and particle physics. As always, the goal is to describe and explain the fundamental interactions around us in terms of energy and forces. Topics studied include electrical circuits, applications of the waves theory, mechanics and motion, the fundamental forces, electromagnetism, medical physics and simple harmonic motion. All these topics are illustrated with a range of experiments, theory and practical applications to bring this fascinating subject to life.
Two B grades in GCSE Additional Science or two B grades in GCSE Triple Science, one of which must be in Physics. Since Mathematics is used more extensively at AS and A level than at GCSE Physics, a B Grade in GCSE Mathematics is also required.
Paper 1: Breadth in Physics (50%)
Paper 2: Depth in Physics (50%) Written examinations, 1½ hours for each.
Paper 1: Modelling Physics (37%)
Paper 2: Exploring Physics (37%)
Paper 3: Unified Physics (26%) Written examinations, 2¼ hours for papers 1 & 2, 1½ hours for paper 3.
Physics combines well with Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Music Technology and Product Design. Higher education and careers for which Physics is needed or recommended include all engineering courses, Physics including medical physics, medicine, astronomy and space science, robotics, computer games programming, meteorology and geophysics. Physics is also a powerful qualification for non-scientific careers such as architecture, banking, law, accountancy, economics and management consultancy
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wood Green School directly.