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Physics A Level at La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Course description

On this course you will cover a range of subjects including: Measurements and their errors; Particles and radiation; Waves; Mechanics and materials; Electricity; Further mechanics and thermal physics; Fields and their consequences; Nuclear physics. There is also the potential to study Engineering Physics.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto the A Level Pathway students would need 5 or more B grades in their GCSE qualifications including a C grade in Maths and English Language. A Level students should chose 3 subjects and the ASDAN COPE Award.


Students complete 2 exams at the end of both year 12 and at the end of year 13. Coursework is no longer required, however key practical assessments are carried out and do contribute to the overall awarding of your grade

Future opportunities

Relevant degrees include: Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Economics, Computing and Medicine

Relevant careers include: Banking, Finance, Engineering, Management consultancy, Computing, programming, Teaching, Research, Medical physics, Architecture, Patent attorney

Further information

- CERN trip
- Cambridge open day
- Physics lectures at Royal Holloway
- A level science students supervise a Science club for lower school students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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