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Physics A level at Davenant Foundation School

Course description

What will you learn in Year 12?

Year 12 Physics allows students to develop the foundation Physics skills and knowledge that provides the basis for further study.

The following topics are studied:

Forces and Motion, Materials, Electricity, Waves and Quantum Physics.

What will you learn in Year 13? Year 13 Physics builds on the knowledge and understanding gained during Year 12.

The following topics are studied:

Thermal physics, Circular motion, Oscillations, Gravitational fields, Astrophysics and cosmology, Capacitors, Electric fields, Electromagnetism, Nuclear and particle physics and Medical imaging.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s including English language at A*-C (or 4-9), Grade 6 6 or above for Combined Science at GCSE or a 6 or above in Physics GCSE plus a 7 for Mathematics GCSE.

Further information

A Level Physics is a well - respected course because Physicists are problem solvers.

The analytical skills you develop make physicists versatile and adaptable so they work in many careers. A Level Physics is essential for a career in engineering and can be advantageous for a career in medicine.

An A Level in Physics will demonstrate that you have acquired a wide variety of skills from practical work, using and adapting models in explaining the world around us and thinking skills and will be a good basis for a path into many degree courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 December 2017

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