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Physics (AQA) at The Duke of York's Royal Military School

Course description

Physics is a science which seeks to explain the phenomena we observe all around us in the physical world.

Course content

AS Unit 1: Matter & Radiation, Quarks & Leptons, Quantum Phenomena, Electric current, Direct Current, Alternating Current. Unit 2: Forces in Equilibrium, Acceleration & Projectile Motion, Motion and Force, Work, Energy & Power, Material Analysis, Waves, Optics. Unit 3: Practical Skills Assessment Full A Level The above 3 units and: Unit 4: Force & Momentum, Circular Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, Gravitational Fields, Electric Fields, Capacitors, Magnetic Fields, Electromagnetic Induction. Unit 5: Radioactivity, Nuclear Energy, Thermal Physics, Gases. Students choose to study one of the following optional units: Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Electronics or Turning Points in Physics Unit 6: Practical Skills Assessment

Entry requirements

A Grade B or better in Additional Science GCSE. A Grade B in Mathematics would be an advantage in order to cope with the equations used throughout the course.


The course is taught using a variety of methods and theoretical concepts are linked, wherever possible, to practical investigation and problem solving exercises.

Further information

Physics A-level is usually a requirement for any science-based course at university. From plumbing to forensic science to engineering, an understanding of the principles of Physics should prove advantageous in a wide range of professions. There is a shortage of Physics teachers in the UK at present.

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: 18 January 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • The Duke of York's Royal Military School is based on a beautiful 150-acre site on the outskirts of Dover, Kent.

      With the white cliffs of Dover on our doorstep and on a clear day France can be seen, we offer a state boarding facility with a military ethos.  The school has it's own colours, which were presented by our patron HRH The Duke of Kent.

      With 500 students on roll we can offer a co-educational education to students from YR7 to YR13. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, Centenary House which is the stepping stone from home/school to either University or into the workplace. The school has a set of values:courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

      These values are important in every day life as well as life in the classroom.

      As a state boarding school KCC will cover the costs of education and parents are asked to pay for the cost of boarding.

      We welcome applications from military and non-military families with our current on roll students split 50/50 from military and non-military families.

      Our Whole School Open Morning is on Saturday 10th March 09:00 to 12:30.

      To reserve a place please complete the online form via our website: