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Physics A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Felsted School

Course description

Physics requires about one hour
independent study for every hour of
the subject taught per week, which
equates to four to five hours per week.
Students should also read around the
subject in magazines and in the news.
For example BBC Focus, New Scientist
or physics.org.uk.
 
Physicists have many skills; numeracy,
research, data collecting, processing
and evaluation. Physics gives you all
the skills required in the workplace
and in further education regardless of
whether the career or course involves
Physics.
 
The Physics course here at Felsted
aims to challenge the students’
perception of how the universe works
through developing excellent
experimental skills. It offers a natural
progression for students who have
enjoyed IGCSE Physics

 

Course content

Subject Content:
 
1. Measurements and their errors
2. Particles and radiation
3. Waves
4. Mechanics and materials
5. Electricity
6. Further mechanics and thermal physics
7. Fields and their consequences
8. Nuclear physics
9. Astrophysics
10. Medical physics
11. Engineering physics
12. Turning points in physics
13. Electronics

Entry requirements

It is important that those students
studying Physics in the Sixth Form
should have gained at least grade B at
GCSE, IGCSE Physics or at least grade
B in Double Science. A minimum of a
grade B in GCSE Mathematics is also
recommended.
 

Assessment

AS Level
Paper 1
Written exam on Sections 1 – 5
50%
 
Paper 2
Written exam on Sections 1 – 5
50%
 
A Level
Paper 1
Written exam on Sections 1 – 5
and 6.1 (periodic motion) 34%
 
Paper 2
Written exam on Sections 6.2
(Thermal physics), 7 and 8.
Assumed knowledge from
sections 1 to 6.1 34%
 
Paper 3
Written exam.
Section A: Compulsory section:
practical skills and data analysis.
Section B: students enter for one of
sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13. 32%

Future opportunities

Physics is the most valuable subject to
take in the Sixth Form as there are very
few careers and university courses that
would not take someone with A Level
Physics. For example any career in
Science, Medicine, Engineering or IT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Felsted School directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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    • **FEES PAYABLE**

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