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Physics at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

Physicists attempt to gain a fundamental understanding of why the universe and its contents behave the way they do.

By studying Physics at A Level, you will develop and build on your current knowledge of what everything is made of and how objects move and interact.  We will also study some of the phenomena which are not yet fully understood and are at the cutting edge of scientific research today.

Course content

What will I learn at A Level?

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further machanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics
  • Astrophysics

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Physics

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths


How will I be assessed at A level?

Paper 1 - 2 hours, 85 marks, covers sections 1-6, includes 25 multiple choice questions, accounts for 34% of A Level.

Paper 2 - 2 hours, 85 marks, covers sections 6-8 but includes synoptic questions, includes 25 multiple choice questions, accounts for 34% of A Level.

Paper 3 - 2 hours, 80 marks, covers practical skills, data analysis and section 9, no multiple choice, accounts for 32% of A Level.

Financial information

For a deposit of £10 you can rent a textbook for the year.

The Physics department also runs a weekend trip to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. This usually costs around £200.


Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

Having completed an A Level in physics, you will be very desirable to employers from a huge range of sectors as well as university admission tutors. Examples of careers followed by physicists include: engineering, architecture, research, medicine, entertainment, education, law and finance.

With a good physics qualification, the opportunities really are endless.

Further information

What skills will I develop?

Skills we work on in physics include:

  • Problem solving
  • Reasoning
  • Practical skills
  • Numeracy
  • Communication

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: 06 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 40