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Physics A level at Valentines High School

Course description

Year 12 – Outline

During this year of the course you will be studying physics modules and completing Practical Skills tasks.The modules are Foundations of Physics, Forces and Motion, and Electrons, Waves and Photons. The course is designed to apply knowledge to everyday life and to extend into previously unchartered territory – by the end of the year you will be able to hold your own in a discussion on quantum physics.

Year 13 – Outline

During this year you will extend the knowledge gained by studying two units calledNewtonian World and Astrophysics, and Particles and Medical Physics. You will also complete more Practical Skills in Physics tasks.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade BB in Core and Additional Science (or equivalent) and GCSE grade B in Mathematics and English Language.


Assessment is by written examinations.

Future opportunities

In an increasingly complex world, Physics is a highly valued qualification for a wide range of careers. These range from medicine to electronics and electronics, engineering, from astronomy and space science to forensics. Physics is also essential for all forms of engineering, such as civil engineering and aeronautics. Employers quite rightly regard Physics at A Level and beyond very highly, as it shows that you have advanced numeracy and problem solving skills, that you can apply knowledge to unfamiliar situations and express ideas logically and clearly.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years