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A Level Physics at Regent High School

Course description

CHOOSE THIS COURSE IF…

  •  you enjoy questioning reality and science-fiction
  •  you would like to learn more about nuclear radiation, astronomy and medicine
  •  you are intrigued by solving the mysteries of the universe

Course content

Topics of study range from Nuclear & Particle Physics, Radiation, Gravitational Fields, Magnetic Fields and Thermodynamics to Space and the Nature of Light. Practical work forms an essential part of almost all topics and aims to build skills and develop understanding. Practicals take a variety of forms including: using ICT models, constructing investigations (such as determining the acceleration of a freely falling object) and using specialist equipment, for example oscilloscopes, lasers, air tracks and radioactive sources.

Entry requirements

At least 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths with at least a grade B in Maths, and a grade A or A* in GCSE Additional Science or Physics

Assessment

  •  100% examination. A Level is a two year linear course (three exams); AS is a separate linear qualification which can be taken at the end of Year 12 (two exams). Mathematical skills in Physics will contribute to 40% of the assessment.
  •  practical work is internally assessed through completion of practicals throughout the course, and leads to the ‘Practical Endorsement’ on the A Level certificate.

Future opportunities

HIGHER STUDY

  •  university degrees in Physics, Engineering, Architecture and many more
  •  satellite systems (TV) engineer, electrician and aviation engineer apprenticeships

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS

  •  Astrophysicist
  •  Teacher
  •  TV Engineer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Regent High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

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