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Physics A Level at John Masefield High School

Course description

At A-Level you will learn about scientific ideas and models which range from the structure of the atom to gravitational forces between planets and stars. Units will expand significantly on material you studied at GCSE (eg. forces, energy, electricity) and you will experience some completely new content which includes aspects of materials science and quantum mechanics. A practical approach is used throughout and this work requires planning, decision making and analysis to a high standard. The course is demanding, and this adds to its reputation as a rigorous and impressive qualification to possess, but it is also very interesting and, perhaps in defiance of expectations, a lot of


Assessment for A-Level Physics will be entirely based upon examinations in the Summer of Y13. There is no assessed coursework, although there is an additional practical credit, separate to the grade awarded, that is dependent on students’ demonstration of key skills during Core Practicals; these will be attempted throughoutthe course.

Future opportunities

Perhaps more than you would think! Remember the transferable nature of the key skills: Physics certainly gives you options. The study of all branches of Engineering; Architecture; Medicine; Dentistry; Veterinary Science, Design; ICT will benefit from a Physics A-Level, even if it is not already a requirement.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 October 2016

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