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Physics at Heston Community School

Course description

You must have achieved a Grade 5 in English and Mathematics and an Attainment 8 GCSE score of 46 in the remaining subjects.  In addition to this minimum entry requirement, it is preferable for students to have achieved at least GCSE Grade 6 in any subject that they intend to study at A level. 

A Level Physics Grade 6,6 in GCSE Double Science

Where courses are oversubscribed, students’ Attainment 8 GCSE score, English and Mathematics grades will be used to allocate places.

Course content

New technologies continue to radically change the way we live and you will gain an insight into how technology such as mobile phones and the internet function.

You will be able to develop your skills of critical thinking, problem solving, developing and analysing models, report writing, experimental data and uncertainty analysis.

Of all the subjects listed for entry on to a degree, physics came second only to mathematics in the number of times it was listed as essential in a recent report by twenty of the leading UK universities.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a Grade 5 in English and Grade 6 in Mathematics and an Attainment 8 GCSE score of 46 in the remaining subjects.  In addition to this minimum entry requirement, it is preferable for students to have achieved at least GCSE Grade 6 in any subject that they intend to study at A level. 

A Level Physics Grade 6,6 in GCSE Double Science.

Assessment

Duration:  2 years                 Board: Edexcel                 Assessment: Examination

Future opportunities

An ‘A’ Level in Physics can lead to degrees and careers in astronomy, medical physics, biophysics, nanotechnology, particle physics, electronics, finance, IT, software/games programming, rocketry, meteorology and climate change, utilities/energy sector, energy and sustainability, optometry, architecture. 

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, ask your Career Adviser or get in contact with us.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heston Community School directly.

Last updated date: 28 November 2017
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