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Physics A Level at Wallington High School for Girls

Course description

Physics is a fascinating subject, especially if you have an enquiring mind and want to understand how things work. The study of Physics will help to develop your Mathematical and logical thinking skills, as well as giving you the chance to carry out experiments to investigate the world around you. Intellectual rigor abounds in this subject, with many problem solving opportunities provided.

Course content

1 Working as a physicist
2 Mechanics
3 Electrical circuits
4 Materials
5 Waves and particle nature of light
6 Further mechanics
7 Electric and magnetic fields
8 Nuclear and particle physics
9 Thermodynamics
10 Space
11 Nuclear radiation
12 Gravitational fields
13 Oscillations

Entry requirements

An A grade in GCSE Physics and an A grade in GCSE Mathematics.


100% External assessment
Science Practical Endorsement (CPAC): this is an internally assessed unit and will be reported separately on student’s certificates alongside the overall grade for the qualification

Future opportunities

Physics and Mathematics is a very common pairing, as is its combination with Chemistry or Biology. Physicists are often also gifted musicians, making this a more common pairing than you might think! Physics also works well with Philosophy, due to the logical rigor both subjects demand (which has led to many universities offering joint honours in Physics and Philosophy). Physics at A-level is vital for degrees in Physics and Engineering and highly desirable for Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Medicine. The analytical skills developed are much sought after by employers as they are applicable to a wide range of careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallington High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016
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