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Physics A level at Hatch End High School

Course description

Edexcel A level Physics gives you the opportunity to study a core of key concepts in greater details. Many of the ideas first covered at GCSE will be revisited but with a greater emphasis on explaining and deriving from first principles equations that govern fundamental Newtonian laws. Whilst studying A Level Physics you will develop practical skills that include making observations, collecting data, analysing experimental results and formulating conclusions. For A Level Physics you will study mechanics and further mechanics together, electricity and capacitors, materials, waves and SHM, magnetic fields and particle physics, and astrophysics. There is a possibility of a Physics international trip to Cern in Geneva, Switzerland also a visit to the Fusion reactor in Oxford, students may also attend a Particle Physics Master Class at UCL and Physics practical workshops at the University of Cambridge.

Course content

Edexcel A level Physics gives you the opportunity to study a core of key concepts in greater details. Many of the ideas first covered at GCSE will be revisited but with a greater emphasis on explaining and deriving from first principles equations that govern fundamental Newtonian laws. Whilst studying A Level Physics you will develop practical skills that include making observations, collecting data, analysing experimental results and formulating conclusions. For A Level Physics you will study mechanics and further mechanics together, electricity and capacitors, materials, waves and SHM, magnetic fields and particle physics, and astrophysics. There is a possibility of a Physics international trip to Cern in Geneva, Switzerland also a visit to the Fusion reactor in Oxford, students may also attend a Particle Physics Master Class at UCL and Physics practical workshops at the University of Cambridge.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C to include B+/6+ in GCSE Maths and Double or Triple Science, and C+/5+ in English Language. You have to study A Level Maths alongside A Level Physics.

Assessment

All exams are at the end of the course and AS does not contribute to the A Level grades. By externally assessed written examination papers. There will be no internal assessment (no course work) 55% of the total A level marks require the use of higher tier Maths GCSE. Sixteen compulsory practical's will be assessed in the written papers.

Future opportunities

A Level Physics can open up a range of careers and higher education courses in engineering, architecture, mathematics, actuarial science, physics, astrophysics dentistry, banking and medicine. Physics can also help gain direct entry into employment, especially into the scientific and related sectors.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hatch End High School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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