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Physics AS and A Level at The Oxford Academy

Course description

Becoming a student of AS/ A Level Physics will allow you to develop an interest and enthusiasm in all aspects of physics, leading you to further study and careers in this ever growing field of study.

You will have the opportunity to increase the depth and fundamental knowledge of physics through a range of topics as well as becoming equipped with the analytical, independent practical skills required for future study.

Course content

The physics team are experienced and committed to teaching you the key concepts within Physics to allow you to understand the way things work through the range of exciting theoretical and practical units in:

  •  Particles and Electricity
  •  Materials and Waves
  •  Mechanics
  •  Nuclear Physics
  •  Practical Physics

There is an additional choice of units in the second year of study form Astrophysics, Medical Physics or Applied Physics.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C including English level 5 and Maths level 6, with a minimum grade B in GCSE Physics or Core and Additional Science

Future opportunities

There are a number of potential careers leading from an A Level in Physics including:

  •  Medicine
  •  Design Engineering
  •  Structural Engineering
  •  Aeronautical Engineering
  •  Marine Biology • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  •  Electrical Engineering
  •  Academia
  •  Education

There are also opportunities for further study in any of these fields, with an A Level in Physics. Another course that might interest you is Level 3 Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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      • Sports Hall for futsal, basketball, netball, volleyball, trampolining… anything you want to do indoors
      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
      • Multi Use Games Area so you can do a whole host of things here; tennis, netball, table tennis 
      • Grass pitches for rugby, football, lacrosse
      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
      • Dance studio
      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

      We also have art rooms, a food technology room, a fully functioning theatre and drama studio, recording studio and a hair and beauty salon with treatments available from students studying Beauty.

      When you’re not studying there’s plenty of other activities you can be doing in state of the art facilities. Advance isn’t just about helping you pass your exams, it’s about helping you become the best person you can be and that means you’ve used the space to explore what you love.