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Physics A Level at Queens` School

Course description

The topics studied in the first year of the course are Particles and Radiation, Waves, Mechanics and Electricity. In the second year of the course, students will study Thermal physics, Fields and their consequences, Nuclear physics and Astrophysics.

Students will also complete a practical endorsement, although the result of this will be reported, it will not affect the A-level result. This will be assessed by teachers and will be based on direct observation of students’ competency in a range of skills that are not assessable in written exams.

Course content

Paper 1 –This is a synoptic paper which includes questions on topics taught at AS and topic 6.1 Periodic Motion.

Paper 2 –This is a synoptic paper which includes questions on topics taught at AS and topics 6.2 Thermal Physics, 7 Fields and 8 Nuclear Physics.

Paper 3 – This paper consists of short and long answer questions on practical experiments, data analysis and Astrophysics.

Entry requirements

Students must also have a C grade or above in GCSE Maths and

Future opportunities

A Physics A level opens the door to all sorts of careers and courses. All the technology that surrounds us is based on the principles of physics, so if you are considering working in any area related to technology, studying A level physics is an essential first step. Studying physics can lead to a vast array of degree courses including Physics, Astrophysics, Engineering, Medicine, Optometry and Biomedical Science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 August 2017
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