Physics AS A2 at Magdalen College School
Year 1 Unit 1 Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity
Unit 2 Mechanics, Materials and Waves
Unit 3 Centre assessed unit. This will assess the students' practical skills throughout the course including an Investigative Skills Assignment
Year 2 Unit 4 Fields and Further Mechanics
Unit 5 Comprises of 2 sections:
Nuclear and Thermal Physics
One Option is taken from
o Medical Physics
o Applied Physics
o Turning Points in Physics
Unit 6 Centre Assessed Unit. This will assess the students' practical skills throughout the course including an Investigative Skills Assignment
Minimum GCSE requirements Science (Core and Additional) - B including B on all Additional Science examined units, Maths - B, English Language - C.
Physics is especially useful when considering a career in the following areas - Accountancy, Airline Pilot, Architecture, Astronomy, Computing, Engineering, Medical Physics, Medicine, Scientific Research and Teaching.
Physics combines well with other Science subjects, particularly Mathematics. Like Chemistry and Mathematics, Physics is viewed by universities as a challenging subject and they may reduce entry requirements for courses in other subjects.
If you would like any more information please feel free to ask Mr Reynolds, Mr Croft, Mr Doughty or Mrs Hall.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Magdalen College School directly.