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Physics AS/A Level at Idsall School

Course description

The course is designed so that you are able to:
Progress smoothly from previous GCSE studies in Physics.
Develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles and applications of Physics.
Gain hands-on practical skills and data analysis skills.
Appreciate How Science Works and its relevance beyond the laboratory.

AS Level (Year 12)
Topics include: Mechanics, Electricity, Waves, Materials and the Dual Nature of Light. These are examined in two papers at the end of Year 12.

A Level (Year 13)
Topics include: Further Mechanics, Fields, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Thermodynamics, Space, Radiation, Fields and Oscillations. These are examined, along with knowledge of the AS content, in 3 papers at the end of Year 13.

Investigative and practical skills are developed throughout the course and examined indirectly in the theory papers. At A Level, pupils receive a practical endorsement that they have demonstrated competence in a range of core experiments.

Entry requirements

Apart from the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form you will need at least a B grade in GCSE Physics or equivalent in the Additional Science course and a minimum of a grade 6 in Maths and at least a grade 5 in English Language.

Future opportunities

Physics develops a wide range of transferable skills including problem solving, data handling, reasoning, mathematical skills, ICT literacy, team work and communication. As an A Level it is highly regarded by employers and universities.

Physics is an advantage in... Agriculture, Air traffic Control, Architecture, Computer Science, Dentist, Finance, Medicine, Environmental Health, Science Journalism, Materials Science, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Armed Forces, Veterinary Science.

Physics is essential for... Astronomy, Audiology, Geophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering, Electronics, Forensic Science, Meteorology, Nuclear Science, Ophthalmology, Radiography, Space Science, Telecommunications.

Further information

Further Information For further information please contact
Mrs Veitch -,
Mr Crichton - or
Mr Kettle -

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 November 2016

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