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Physics A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy

Course description

Exam Board


Course content

Topic 1: Working as a Physicist

  • Units
  • Estimation

Topic 2: Mechanics

  • Motion
  • Energy
  • Momentum

Topic 3: Electric Circuit

  • Electrical quantities
  • Complete electrical circuits

Topic 4: Materials

  • Fluids
  • Solid material properties

Topic 5: Waves and particle nature

  • Basic waves
  • Behaviour of waves
  • Optics
  • Quantum Physics

Topic 6: Further Mechanics

Topic 7: Electric and Magnetic Fields

Topic 8: Nuclear and particle physics

Topic 9: Thermodynamics

Topic 10: Space

Topic 11: Nuclear Radiation

Topic 12: Gravitational fields

Topic 13: Oscillations

Entry requirements

41.5+ APS

B in 2 Sciences / Physics


A Level paper 1- Advanced Physics 1 (90marks, 30% weighting, 1hr 45)

Covers: Working as a physicist, mechanics, electrical circuits, further mechanics, electric and magnetic fields, nuclear and particle physics.


A level paper 2- Advanced Physics 2 (90marks, 30% weighting, 1hr45)

Covers: Working as a physicist, materials, waves and particle nature of light, thermodynamics, space, nuclear radiation, gravitational fields, oscillations


A level paper 3- General and Practical Principles in Physics (synoptic paper) (120 marks, 40% weighting, 2hr 30)

Covers: All topics across the full A-level specification. Half of the paper focuses on testing knowledge and understanding of practical skills and techniques.

Future opportunities

Physics is a facilitating subject.Facilitating subjects are the subjects most commonly required or preferred by universities to get on to a range of degree courses. They can help students keep their options open when choosing a degree and many of the top universities will ask you to have at least one A-level in a facilitating subject when you apply.


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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years