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Physics A Level LEA at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

Are you driven by a thirst for knowledge about the world around you? Where did the universe come from? How do stars form? What interactions are taking place in the quantum world? A level physics will make you think and develop the skills to answer these questions. You may be considering a career in science research, astrophysics, mechanical engineering or chemical engineering. You will develop high level thinking skills which can be applied to real life situations. You will learn about a range of topics from the quantum world to the world around you.

Course content

The A’ level course is split up into 6 modules. These are as follows:

• Module 1 - Development of practical skills in physics

• Module 2 - Foundations of Physics

• Module 3 - Forces and motion

• Module 4 - Electrons, waves and photons

Taught at AS Level

• Module 5 - Newtonian world and astrophysics

• Module 6 - Particles and medical physics

Taught at A Level

Assessment

AS Level

2 separate exams each weighted at 50% of the course grade. Both exams are 90 minutes long and consist of 70 marks each.

A Level

3 separate exams. 2 exams weighted at 37%, 1 weighted at 26%. There is also the practical skills unit that needs assessing to complete the course.

Future opportunities

A Level physics will open doors into a range of careers. It can help students move into roles such as:

Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Physics, Astrophysics, Research and development, Architecture, Medicine.

Further information

Mr Sprintall

jsprintall@leasowes.dudley.sch.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: OCR

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