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Physics – AS and A level at Hitchin Girls School

Course description

The A Level course is split into 6 teaching modules and
there are 3 exam papers plus a practical non exam
endorsement to be reported separately at the end of the
2 year course. Class teachers will assess these practical
skills in lessons. There are a minimum of 12 practical
activities to be carried out over the 2 years. This is
reported separately to the exam grade as a pass or fail.
The AS course no longer counts towards an A Level
but is a standalone qualification examined at the end
of year 12. The examination consists of 2 papers both
having 50% weighting. There is no coursework or
practical endorsements but practical work will still
be an essential part of lessons. The AS is designed to
be interesting and challenging and will give you the
applications needed for your physics studies.

Entry requirements

You are required to achieve a minimum of a grade B in the Physics triple science paper at GCSE or an A in both core and additional science in order to access this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hitchin Girls School directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years