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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


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

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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