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A Level in Physics at Great Marlow School

Course description

The aim of the course is to demonstrate the importance of Physics as a human endeavour that interacts with social, philosophical, economic and industrial matters. You will develop essential knowledge and understanding of physics so that you can utilise this experience in the everyday world. You will develop your experimental skills and be able to relate the link between theory and experimentation. Successful completion of this course will allow you to continue your education in a number of University Courses including; BSc Physics and BSc in any of the Engineering disciplines. This may include Medical Physics, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Subjects in Year 12

Unit 1 – Measurements and their errors

Unit 2 - Particles and Radiation

Unit 3 – Waves

Unit 4 – Mechanics and Materials

Unit 5 – Electricity

Subjects at A-Level

Unit 6 – Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics

Unit 7 – Fields

Unit 8 – Nuclear Physics

Unit 9 – This final unit will be chosen by the group from the following options: Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Tuning points in Physics and electronics. 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are 2 Grade A’s in Core Science/ Additional Science or a Grade A in Physics as part of the Triple Science programme. Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics would also be required. It is recommended that AS is also taken. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years