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Physics A Level at The Petchey Academy

Course description

Over the two years students study this course aims to develop interest in, and enthusiasm for physics. It fosters an appreciation of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. The course develops a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works; and develops essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Physics and how they relate to each other.

Over the two years students study a variety of topics which are examined at the end of the course:

Mechanics.                                                                        15%
Electrons, Waves and Photons.                                                25%
The Newtonian World.                                                 15%
Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics.           25%

Students also have to complete a series of controlled assessments:
Practical Skills in Physics 1.                                       10%
Practical Skills in Physics 2.                                       10%

Entry requirements

6 A*-C at GCSE including English and Maths and a B grade in Physics (or 2 B grades for additional science)

Future opportunities

An A level in Physics is viewed highly by universities as it trains its students in critical thinking and mathematical skills. Furthermore A level physics is considered a “hard” academic subject and will make applicants that possess a good grade more competitive when applying for university. Relevant degrees include: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Mathematics, any science degree, economics and computer science to name a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Petchey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2017
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