Physics A Level at Hinchingbrooke School Academy
Why Study Physics?
Are you interested in the physics topics in your science studies at GCSE? Are you good at Maths? Do you enjoy problem solving? Would you like to know more about fundamental ideas such as quantum mechanics, cosmology and nuclear physics? If the answer to these questions is yes, then A Level Physics might be for you.
What Does The Course Involve?
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Physics: skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation
Module 2 – Foundations of Physics: physical quantities and units; scalars and vectors; measurements
Module 3 – Forces and motion: motion; forces in action; work, energy and power; materials; Newton’s laws of motion and momentum
Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons: charge and current; energy, power and resistance; electrical circuits; waves; quantum physics
Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics: thermal Physics; circular motion; oscillations; gravitational fields; astrophysics
Module 6 – Particles and medical Physics: capacitors; electric fields; electromagnetism; nuclear and particle physics; medical imaging.
What are The Entry Requirements?
The minimum requirement is an average point score of 5.5, 6 in Maths, 5 in English and:
- For Triple Science Students, 7 in Physics, 6s in Biology, Chemistry.
- For Double Science Students, 7 in Additional Science, 6 in Core Science.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Exam Board OCR. There are three papers plus a practical endorsement.
Leading To A Career In?
A Physics qualification is essential for many future careers in science and engineering. It is also classed as a “facilitating” A level by Russell Group Universities as there are many university courses that require A Level Physics. Physics can also help you make progress in other fields that value the demanding skills developed through Physics. Many architects, accountants, bankers and lawyers have benefited from studying Physics at A level. Physics is even relevant if you are planning to study music, as it helps you to understand how sound is produced and transmitted.
To find out more about this qualification please contact the Head of Department Mr S Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01480 375700 ext 5773) for further information.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.