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Physics AS/A2 Level at Northampton School for Boys

Course description

Physics is about the study of how matter and energy behave in the known universe.

In Y12 you will cover two Units which include the topics: Waves, Electricity, Force and Motion, Properties of solids and Quantum effects.

In Y13 you will study another two units which include the topics: Electromagnetism, Communications, Particle Physics and Space.

Across both Y12 and Y13 you will carry out a wide range of practical activities to develop you investigative skills including planning, graph drawing and analysing results.

Course content

You will encounter a variety of lesson styles.  Class discussion, independent learning, research, note-taking and practical work all have a role to play. There are many resources available on-line to enable you to consolidate learning. This will allow you to read ahead and revise the work completed in lessons.  

Physics is a practical subject and many concepts will be taught through the use of experiments.

Studying A Level Physics successfully requires students to work systematically from the outset and students need to make full use of their time



Entry requirements

Along with the School’s minimum requirements, you will need a minimum grade B in Physics (triple science) or BB (Science and Additional Science).  Students at Northampton School for Boys will have studied AQA GCSE Science either as separate sciences or as double award.  This is a good general grounding in all the Sciences.


Throughout the two years there will be termly assessments and examinations.  The three written public examinations will all take place at the end of Year 13.

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

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