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A Level: Physics at Wreake Valley Sixth Form

Course description

Physics is the study of everything around you. It explores the laws that govern the way in which the universe works. From fundamental particles such as quarks through to the entire universe as it exists in space-time.

Assessment:  You will have 3 exams at the end of Year 13 which will account for 100% of your final grade.  The 3 papers are Modelling Physics, Exploring Physics and Unified Physics.

All students are expected to complete the practical competency to enable them to be awarded their final grade.

Entry requirements

To join the Sixth Form there is an entry requirement of 5 good passes at GCSE (at least a C or a grade 4).  This must include English and / or Maths at a grade 4.

There are additional entry criteria for Literature, Maths and Science subjects.

  • Triple Scientists will be required to have at least a grade B in Physics.
  • Double Scientists will be required to have at least a grade C in Core Science and at least a B in Additional Science.

Financial information

Free to home students.

Future opportunities

Studying Physics is essential for those who want to follow Physics, Astronomy, Space Science and other related courses. It is also essential for the majority of engineering courses. An A Level in Physics will impress most employers and admissions tutors as it is recognised as a hard A Level which requires students to be highly numerate, be able to deal with complex abstract ideas and to be able to communicate effectively as well as solve problems. Physic graduates are highly sort after by the Banking and Finance as a result of their numeracy and their ability to think in the abstract. Understanding how the universe functions will never be a waste, we live in an increasingly scientific and technological environment. Studying Physics will help you form your own opinions on the issues that matter.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit the Wreake Valley Academy website or speak to your class teacher if you are a student at Wreake Valley.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: H556 OCR
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