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Physics AS/A-Level at The Appleton School

Course description

Physics is a curiosity-driven science that asks fundamental questions about what we find in the universe, and seeks to answer these questions by observing and experimenting. This experimenting has led to huge technological advances that continue to radically change our lives – mobile phones, 3D medical scanning, the internet...

Course content

Particle physics (what is in a atom) quantum phenomena, electricity, mechanics, properties of solids and properties of waves.

Nuclear physics, thermal physics and further mechanics fields and an option from: Astrophysics, Medical physics, Engineering physics, Turning points in physics, Electronics.

Assessment

AS: Two written papers each of one and a half hours including long and short answer questions, multiple choice and practical skills questions.

A2: Three written papers each of two hours including long and short answer questions, multiple choice and practical skills questions.

Future opportunities

  • Physics
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Computing

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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