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Physics A level at Hedingham School and Sixth Form

Course description

A Level Physics is a stepping stone to furthering your study of a science based subject at university. It is an extremely versatile qualification and is essential for Electronics, Engineering and Pure Sciences and also very useful for auxiliary science based subjects, such as Medicine. The intellectual training that one gains studying Physics, such as the use of Applied Mathematics and logical reasoning, as well as the scientific approach to problem-solving, can be considered useful for any profession. We will follow the AQA Physics specification.

Course content

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; Medical physics; Engineering physics; Turning points in physics; Electronics.

Entry requirements

Students should achieve a minimum of a B grade in the examined element(s) of GCSE Physics or GCSE Science and Additional Science (having sat at least one higher tier GCSE Physics paper) to take A Level Physics. Students are required to have met the school’s A Level entry requirements (Grade 5 in English and Grade 6 in Maths plus three other A*-C passes).

Further information

This course would complement other Science subjects and A Level Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hedingham School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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