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Physics AS level at North Liverpool Academy

Course description

Physics is an exciting intellectual adventure that inspires young people and expands the frontiers of our knowledge about nature. The subject generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world, providing answers to our sustainable energy problems. In the future it will be physics which improves our quality of life by providing the basic understanding necessary for developing new instrumentation and techniques for medical applications, such as computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, ultrasonic imaging, and laser surgery.


Course content


  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Science and Maths alongside a keen interest in Physics and how the world works.


AS Level Physics has 2 examinations that will take place in May/June. Six Practical assessment tasks will be carried out throughout the year and will be assessed within the 2 examinations.

Future opportunities

It is a compulsory subject for those wanting to pursue a career in Physics or engineering. The subject will open many doors for both university courses and employment alike, including research posts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Liverpool Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year