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Physics AS A2 at Prince William School

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AIMS OF THE COURSEThe Physics course continues to develop the physical ideas met in the GCSE Science course. We aim to develop your knowledge and understanding of the main areas of Physics, and to show the relevance and application of this important and fascinating subject. COURSE DESIGN AND CONTENTThis course is modular, and is taught and examined in topic-based modules. The modules are closely tied in to real-life situations where the Physics is used. Practical skills are developed throughout the course, and are assessed through coursework. The Year 12 modules, which lead to an AS Certificate, are:                   Physics at Work, Rest and Play / Physics for Life                  Practical Coursework In Year 13, the modules include:                   Moving with Physics / Physics from Creation to Collapse                  Practical Coursework

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have gained a B in Double Award Science. In addition to this, and because of the level of competence in Mathematics needed, a grade B in Mathematics is essential.


In both AS and A2 the modules will be assessed in January and June. A synoptic paper will be set at the end of Year 13, which can involve questions from any part of the course. Practical skills will be assessed by way of coursework.

Future opportunities

Physics is recognised as an excellent qualification for a range of courses not necessarily directly related to it, and is a preferred qualification as support for many Science related courses involving medicine, dentistry, ophthalmic, chemistry and mathematics. Physics is a requirement for further education in Physics related subjects, and engineering subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince William School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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