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Physics A Level at St Margaret's Church of England Academy

Course description

Core content

Measurements and their errors, Particles and radiation, Waves, Mechanics and materials, Electricity, Further mechanics and thermal physics, Fields and their consequences, Nuclear physics.


Astrophysics (A-level only), Medical physics (A-level only), Engineering physics (A-level only), Turning points in physics (A-level only), Electronics (A-level only)

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths A


High Grade B in GCSE Physics (in the top half of the UMS marks in the Grade B range)


Grade A in Science Core GCSE AND Grade A in Additional Science GCSE AND Grade B in the Higher Tier Physics Unit 2 paper


At A level three examinations covering units 1-8 and optional unit. will be taken. Again these involve a mixture of styles of questions including multiple choice, short and long answer questions and assess practical skills and data analysis.

Future opportunities

Physics is a shortage subject nationally. Degrees using physics often attract large bursaries and grants while you study. Physics A level leads into a huge variety of career options from computer games design, through to architecture and engineering to Physics and Astronomy.

Even if the career doesn’t explicitly require a Physics A level then it is very useful in such careers as Medicine, Dentistry, Construction and many others which value the skill set acquired.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Margaret's Church of England Academy directly.

Last updated date: 31 August 2017

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