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Physics A Level at Stockley Academy

Course description

This qualification is invaluable for entry to higher education courses in Engineering, Physical Sciences and Medical Physics, and it is highly desirable for Computing and Architecture. Studying Physics leads to a wide variety of rewarding careers, including roles such as physical scientist, researcher and electronics engineer.
Many physicists also combine their work with the other sciences (Chemistry and Biology) to study things like meteorology (the atmosphere) and geophysics (the structure of the earth).


Course content

Core content
Measurements and their errors, Particles and radiation, Waves Mechanics and materials, Electricity, Further mechanics and thermal physics, Fields and their consequences, Nuclear physics

Optional Modules
Astrophysics, Medical physics, Engineering physics, Turning points in physics, Electronics

The course takes 1-2 years depending if you go on to complete the full A-level in Physics. You study a variety of subjects which lead on from Additional and triple science. Topics include Particle Physics, Mechanics with optional modules to choose from.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 6. You should have a minimum of grade B in both GCSE Science and Additional Science. If you have taken Triple Science, all three subjects must be at a grade B. We would strongly advise that you do not take Physics as your only Science A-Level. Students are more likely to succeed on this course when it is taken with at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Maths.


All students will be entered for the AS at the end of year 12; students wishing to take the full A-Level must pass this. The A level is 100% exam at the end of year 13 and includes all the AS content. Students studying the full A level will also receive the Practical Endorsement of their competency in carrying out twelve compulsory practical experiments.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 August 2017
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