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Physics at The Warriner School

Course description

This course aims to nurture and support a student’s passion for the study of physics. A broad and balanced range of content is covered, with an accompanying strong emphasis on practical skills ideally preparing learners for further study or employment. The AQA syllabus has 4 main aims for students:

  • Develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers in the subject
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.

    AS

    The AS level course features 2 examined modules and a practical assessment which, when combined, make up half of the full A-Level qualification. Each examined module is worth 40% of the AS and 20 % of the overall A level. The practical assessment is worth 20% of the AS and 10% of the overall A level.

    The A2 level course features 2 further examined modules and a further practical assessment which, when combined, make up the remaining half of the full A-Level qualification. Each examined module is worth 20 % of the overall A level.

    The practical assessment is worth the final 10% of the overall A level.

  • Entry requirements

    Students enrolling on this course need to have at least a grade B in both Core and Additional Science or a grade B in GCSE Physics. Due to the high mathematical content of the course, they will also need to have achieved at least a B grade in their Maths GCSE. For those students who did not study separate sciences at GCSE, individual module results may be taken into consideration.

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years

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