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A Level Physics at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

The aims of the course are to encourage students to develop essential knowledge and understanding in physics and appreciate how physics has developed and is used in present day society. In addition to this students will be shown the importance of physics as a human endeavour which interacts with social, philosophical, economic and industrial matters.



Students establish an understanding of ‘Mechanics, Materials and Waves’ in the first unit; a further unit is studied involving the study of ‘Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity’. These units and a ‘Practical Skills Assessment’ provide an AS grade at the end of Year 12.


In Year 13 students study units in ‘Fields and Further Mechanics’, ‘Nuclear, Thermal and Astrophysics’ and another ‘Practical Skills Assessment’.

Future opportunities

Advanced GCE Physics is a recognised entry qualification for a wide range of higher education. The course is a sound preparation for a wide range of employment in the science sector through engineering to medicine. Possible areas include: Engineering, Electronics, Space Science, Telecommunications, Computing, Accountancy, Biotechnology and Radiography.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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