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A Level Physics at Norwood School

Course description

This course should appeal to all students who have interest in life in the 21st century. Subjects which combine well with Physics at A-Level are Design and Technology, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Information and Communication Technology and Computing. Physics is also a useful choice for students specialising in Music, Media Studies and Economics and Business.
In order to study this course you will need to have taken either Physics as a separate Science or as part of a Double Award at GCSE. It is also essential to have a good grade in GCSE Mathematics.

This course will introduce you to all the main themes in Physics and is a good foundation for most careers and college or university courses. You will be given the chance to research a topic of your choice and carry out investigative work on your own as part of your AS and A-Level coursework. Areas of study can include Mechanics and Radioactivity, Electricity and Thermal Physics, Astrophysics or Nuclear Physics or Energy and Reactions.

Throughout the course you will be expected to complete homework assignments which are designed to assist your learning. This will involve research and background reading. The course covers all the key skills namely required by a student, namely communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, improving your own learning and problem solving.

Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE Physics and Maths. Students with Double Science may be considered for this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years