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Physics A level at Stokesley School

Course description

The aim of the course is to get students thinking. Students are encouraged to appreciate the wonder of the Universe and the laws which govern it.

We try to make the physics we cover exciting and relevant by setting it in a variety of contexts, illustrating connections with everyday life. Students also have opportunities to develop their own interests.

There is a lot of discussion, exploration of ideas and questioning. Students who do well are those that show initiative and commitment. There is an emphasis on the use of IT and practical work in the course we have chosen. Although it is not essential to study A level Mathematics along with Physics a solid grounding in higher level GCSE Maths, as well as Science, is necessary.

Entry requirements

Grade B at each Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or two B’s in Science and Additional Science, and ideally a grade B or above in Maths

Further information

The most obvious answer is that you must have an interest in the life sciences and a desire to understand, in more detail, how the body works and about the complicated relationships that exist between the living things on our planet. You must be academically minded, there is a lot of content to be understood and learned.

A successful A level biology student will need to be self-motivated, be able to work both independently and within a team. You must be willing to read around your subject as some of the most exciting developments in biology have taken place over the last two decades.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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Key information

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