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Physics A Level at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

A Level Physics is the study into everything and how it works.  It is an opportunity to ask exciting questions about the world around you and study theories that are yet to be proven.

What skills will I gain from studying Physics A Level?

  • An appreciation of how Science works in practice
  • The relevance of Science beyond the laboratory
  • Analytical, evaluative and synoptic skills,
  • Practical skills, including the ability to plan and manipulate information and data

Course content

OCR Physics A-Level

Unit 1- Mechanics

Unit 2- Electrons, waves and photons

Unit 4- Newtonian world

Unit 5- Fields, particles and frontiers of physics

Unit3 & 6- Practical skills

Entry requirements

A minimum grade B must be obtained at GCSE Science/Additional Science or GCSE Physics.


80% is assessed by written examination papers.  20% is the internal assessment of practical skills.

Future opportunities

Physics is an extremely desirable subject for employers and students with a Physics qualification could enter careers in research in the physical sciences, engineering, medicine, sports science, law, finance, accounting, electronics engineering, robotics to name a few.  There are many other possibilities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Portslade Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September