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Physics A2 at Warlingham School

Course description

Physics Course Description The topics are Fields and Further Mechanics, Nuclear and Thermal Physics, Option Unit (Astrophysics, Medical Physics or Turning Points in Physics), Experimental Skills Assessment. The course is designed to build on the topics you have covered at GCSE, developing your understanding of the world around you. Cutting edge Physics research is trying to answer the big questions about the origins of the universe and the course will include a residential trip to a Physics research centre such as CERN. Experimental work is vital in Physics and the course assesses your experimental ability on a regular basis. If you intend to study Physics it is very important you are a good mathematician, as AS/A2 Physics relies on the ability to rearrange and apply mathematical equations to given situations. Assessment Format: Externally Assessed Module Tests 80% and Internally Assessed Experimental Skills Assessment 20%.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B or above in GCSE Physics or GCSE grade A/A* in GCSE Additional Science. GCSE Grade B or above in GCSE Maths.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Chemistry, Biology or Electronics to prepare for higher education in a science related subject or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Science Technician or Electronics Engineer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. Physics is one of the most respected AS/A2 subjects, because of the demands it puts on students and the skills it equips them with. The study of Physics opens the door to degrees in Physics, Medicine, Astronomy, Engineering and Electronics. Graduates in any of these disciplines are highly sought after and careers include research physicists, engineers and accountants. A study of Physics gives you options, skills and the ability to explain the world around you.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year