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Physics A-Level at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

Course description

Physics A Level is a course for people that are curious about the world around them; from the largest to the smallest scales. The course builds on GCSE science; taking topics such as forces and electricity further to deepen your understanding and introducing exciting new ground like quarks and relativity.

Course content

Year 12

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Electricity
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Waves

Year 13 

  • Further Mechanics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Periodic Motion
  • Turning points in Physics

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE

B grade in Core and Additional Science or BBB in GCSE triple Science

B grade in GCSE Maths

Future opportunities

Physicists can think clearly and imaginatively to solve problems and use Maths to model situations to deal with big numbers - so they are in great demand (and well paid). For many professions and degree courses A-level Physics is essential. Architect, Broadcasting, Cameraman, Design, Engineering, Finance, Geology, Health services, Investigation and forensics, Journalism, Kinetics, Lighting and SFX, Management consultants, Nuclear science, Oceanography, Pilot, Radiographer, Space science, Transport, Underwater engineering, Volcanology, Water management, Yacht design, Zinc and precious metal prospecting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Churchill Academy and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years