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Physics A level at Nower Hill High School

Course description

This course will help you to develop a clearer understanding of the underlying principles of an increasingly technological world. You will develop your ability to apply physical principles and concepts to dealing with everyday problems that require logical and lateral thinking. Physics is the study of the fundamental laws that govern all natural phenomena. It pervades every part of the world. Its methods and insights are widely applicable, and its practitioners widely sought.

The course will enhance your ability to think clearly and to construct logical and reasoned arguments. There will be a high level of problem solving and opportunities to improve communication skills. You will need to be able to communicate effectively, carry out research and critically think about problems.

Entry requirements

Students must achieve Grade B or above in Core, Additional and Further Additional Science OR GCSE Physics. A Grade B in GCSE Maths is also required and students must also study AS Maths.


Exams 100%.

Future opportunities

This course can open up a range of careers and higher education courses in engineering (including disciplines such as mechanical, civil, electrical), architecture, mathematics, physics and astrophysics. A qualification in physics will also be advantageous for students who are interested in the following sectors:

  • Defense (e.g. analyst/research/communication)
  • Aeronautics
  • Space
  • Health (e.g. medical physicist)
  • Energy (e.g. energy generation/geophysicist)
  • Finance
  • Transport

In addition, a qualification in physics would be highly valued by any employer in any field as it demonstrates clear academic and numerical ability.

Further information

What equipment or materials will I need?

Text books to purchase will be advised prior to commencing the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nower Hill High School directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years