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Physics AS/A Level at Fortismere School

Course description

AS Level Physics

  • Particles and radiation – constituents of the atom, stable and unstable nuclei
  • Progressive and stationary waves
  • Force, energy and momentum
  • Current electricity

A-Level Physics

  • Circular motion and simple harmonic motion
  • Force fields, gravitational physics
  • Radioactivity and radiation
  • Optional – astrophysics, medical physics, engineering physics, turning points in physics

The AS and A Level grades are based on written exams, however, the course includes compulsory practical activities.

Course content

Year 12 – AS Level Physics

  • Particles and radiation – constituents of the atom, stable and unstable nuclei
  • Progressive and stationary waves
  • Force, energy and momentum
  • Current electricity

Year 13 – A Level Physics

  • Circular motion and simple harmonic motion
  • Force fields, gravitational physics
  • Radioactivity and radiation
  • Optional – astrophysics, medical physics, engineering physics, turning points in physics

The AS and A Level grades are based on written exams, however, the course includes compulsory practical activities.


 

Entry requirements

B Grade in Maths GCSE, B Grade in English GCSE

and

Double A in science (if you studied Single Award Science you will not be accepted)

or

Two A grades in science (one of which must be in physics) if you are studying three separate GCSE science subjects.

Future opportunities

The AS and A Level grades are based on written exams, however, the course includes compulsory practical activities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 October 2016
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    • We have an outstanding and popular sixth form, with students joining us from a wide geographical area. Our students usually study four AS level subjects in Year 12 and, three or four A2 subjects in Year 13 for the full A level award.

      We support our students’ academic progress by a system of target setting and monitoring. We also provide excellent guidance for students, as well as additional mentoring for those making Oxbridge applications or preparing for BMAT and UKCAT (medical) or Law entrance exams. The vast majority progress on to university and a sophisticated guidance system ensures that they are well advised in their decision-making.

      We have a strong focus on school leadership and on students taking responsibility for their progress.