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Physics A Level at Ormiston Rivers Academy

Course description

Year 12: The course covers the topics of Mechanics, Electric Circuits, Materials, Waves and the Particle Nature of Light. The course also includes 8 Core Practical Activities.

Year 13: Further Mechanics, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Thermodynamics, Space, Nuclear Radiation, Gravitational Fields and Oscillations. The course also includes a further 8 Core Practical Activities.

The course aims to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to one another. Students will become competent in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills as well as scientific method. Both courses will give an excellent grounding in Physics and will help students to develop skills desirable in many careers and areas of society.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in Core Science and Additional Science, or minimum grade B in Physics, and minimum grade 6 in Mathematics and English.


There will be ongoing practical assessment for Practical Competency. Exams include multiple choice, short, and long answer questions, including links to applications and practical work.

Future opportunities

Many possible careers paths including Engineering, Architecture, Pilot, Astrophysicist, Medical Physicist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Rivers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017

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