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Physics A Level at Rosebery School

Course description

Core content

1 Measurements and their errors 2 Particles and radiation 3 Waves 4 Mechanics and materials 5 Electricity 6 Further mechanics and thermal physics 7 Fields and their consequences 8 Nuclear physics

Options

9 Astrophysics 10 Medical physics 11 Engineering physics 12 Turning points in physics 13 Electronics

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B (5/6) in Core and Additional Science. Alternatively, a grade B (5/6) in GCSE Physics with a B (5/6) in Chemistry or Biology. In addition, students should have attained grade 6 in Mathematics. Mathematical competence and the ability to manipulate and apply mathematical reasoning in Physics are extremely important. Although studying Mathematics A Level is not necessary for the A Level Physics course, it is, however, strongly recommended.

Assessment

Three written exam papers of two hours each, which include multiple choice and long-answers sections. Practical skills will also be examined by teacher assessment throughout the course.

Further information

Engineering, commercial pilot, forensic science, physiotherapy, architecture, medicine, commercial, industrial and public sector managers, business and finance professionals, IT professionals, physics and related degrees. Entry to degree courses, eg engineering. With other A/AS subjects for Languages, Economics and Mathematics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

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

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