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Physics A Level at Highlands School

Course description

You will gain an appreciation of how scientific models are developed and evolved, the applications and implications of science, the benefits and risks that science brings and the ways in which society uses science to make decisions.

Course content

3 units at AS Level, including:

  • Unit 1 Physics on the go
  • Unit 2 Physics at work
  • Unit 3 Practical Skills

3 units at A2, including:

  • Unit 4 Physics on the move
  • Unit 5 Creation to Collapse
  • Unit 6 Investigative and practical skills

Entry requirements

Grade B or better in GCSE Additional Science or Physics


Units 1, 2, 4 & 5 are externally assessed written examination papers. Units 3 & 6 are internally assessed practical/investigation work.

Future opportunities

You could use physics to support other qualifications or move on to further studies or employment, including:

  • Degree course such as Physics, the Sciences, Medicine, Metrology, Engineering (including Chemical Engineering) and related programmes
  • Employment in the area of, for example, radiography or biotechnology.

Further information

A Level Mathematics is strongly recommended in combination with Physics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 July 2016
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