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Physics AS/A Level at Alec Reed Academy

Course description

Studying AS/A-Level Physics course will prepare students for a career or further study in physics, engineering, one of the other sciences or related areas. Key concepts are treated separately at AS; important links between different areas of physics are largely assessed at A2. Practical skills are integrated with the theoretical topics and this enables students to develop skills suitably to individual topics and needs.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including a grade B in Physics Triple Science GCSE or grade BB in core and additional science. Minimum grade 6 in Maths and English Language GCSE.


(Please note that the AS is now a standalone qualification which does not count towards the A-Level)

Year 1 (AS)

Module 1 – Development of Practical Skills in Physics

Module 2 – Foundations in Physics

Module 3 – Forces and Motion

Module 4 – Electrons, Waves and Photons

Breadth in Physics Exam (1hr30m, 50% of AS)

Depth in Physics Exam (1hr30m, 50% of AS)

Year 2 (A-Level)

Module 5 – Newtonian world and Astrophysics

Module 6 – Particles and Medical Physics

Modelling Physics Exam (2hr15m - Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 – 37% of A-Level)

Exploring Physics Exam (2hr15m - Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6 – 37% of A-Level)

Unified Physics Exam (1hr30m -Modules 1-6 – 26% of A-Level)

Practical Endorsement in Physics Assessment

Future opportunities

Studying Physics at the A ‘level can open up opportunities in further education courses and careers in several fields. The subject provides a passport to a huge range of career routes like:

Architecture, Engineering, Actuarial science , Optoelectronics, Computing Nanotechnology, Astrophysics, Medical physics, Meteorology, Geophysics, Teaching, and direct route to employment! 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alec Reed Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016

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