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Physics A Level at Brooke Weston Academy

Course description

The course begins with the consideration of situations and applications that each draws on one or more areas of physics, and then moves on to the underlying physics laws, theories and models. This approach is based on the Salters Horners Advanced Physics (SHAP) Project and it provides an exciting, innovative context led approach to teaching and learning the physics concepts that are relevant to the modern world. Students will be required to develop a range of practical skills throughout their course in preparation for the written examinations. These skills will be assessed through a minimum of 12 identified practical activities and the assessment outcomes will be reported separately on students' certificates alongside the overall grade for the qualification.

Course content

  • Higher, Faster, Stronger
  • Technology in Space
  • Digging up the Past
  • The sound of Music
  • Good enough to Eat
  • Spare part Surgery 

Entry requirements

Open to students who have gained at least a B grade on the higher paper in GCSE physics or an A grade in GCSE Additional science. The students will also need to have achieved an A grade in GCSE mathematics. If a student wishes to study a physics-related subject at university it is recommended that mathematics is also chosen at A Level.

Future opportunities

Physics is very useful for courses in architecture, all types of engineering, computer science, instrument physics, materials science, mineral sciences, telecommunications science and technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooke Weston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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