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Physics AS & A Level at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A-level Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works and to study optional topics that particularly interest them – including Astrophysics, Medical Physics and Applied Physics. In Year 1 you will study Particles and Quantum Phenomena, Mechanics, Materials and Waves. In Year 2, you will study Fields and Further mechanics, Nuclear and Thermal Physics as well as investigative practical work throughout the two years.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Core and Additional Science.


There are three written papers all are sat at the end of the two year course. Each paper is two hours long and includes a mixture of short answer and long answer questions.

Practical skills that have been taught throughout the course are assessed within the three papers .

Future opportunities

Physics is the route to so many careers, from predicting climate change to designing computer games; mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and chemical engineering, law, astronomy, education and medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016

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