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Physic A Level at Norton College

Course description

Physics is a challenging course where you will develop a sound knowledge of all the major themes in Physics: forces, waves, energy, electric circuits and quantum physics. Other important skills that you will develop include problem solving, research
and independent learning. Entry requirements for the course GCSE Additional Science B, Maths GCSE A.

Course content

Physics addresses the biggest questions of all: from the size and structure of the universe, to the behaviour of the fundamental particles from which all matter is made, and to the structure of space- time itself.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 5 A*-C.
English and Maths-C in English, B in Maths.
Specific - B in core and additional or triple.


The A level physics course is assessed by 3 written exams at the end of the course. There is also a practical endorsement which will be reported separately from the A level grade. Regular home learning will involve practising exam technique, researching and background reading .

Future opportunities

A level physics is a highly regarded qualification by both employers and universities. Possible pathways include architect, physicist, radiographer, medical physicist, clinical scientist, mechanical engineer, astronomer, teacher, nuclear scientist and engineering to name a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton College directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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