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Physics A level at Wadham School

Course description

If you have an inquisitive mind and want to understand how the world works, the study ofphysics will provide many of the answers. This course will develop your essentialscientific knowledge and understanding, as well as establish sound links between theoryand experiment. The ability to work in groups as well as independently is paramount inyour development during the course.

Entry requirements

Students must have at least 5 A*-C (or equivalent). Grades BB in Double Higher Tier or BBB in Triple Science provide evidence of the scientific ability required to cope with the study of A Level Science. It also advisable that students choose A Level Mathematics to complement their study of Physics.


Exam Board – AQA

Students will be assessed both during and at the end of the course via internal and external module tests. Internal assessment of practical work takes place in both the AS and A Level courses and contributes to an assessment in ‘Practical Competence’.

Future opportunities

A-Level Physics can also lead to a wide range of careers. This includes Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Material technology, Forensic science, Engineering, Meteorology, Medical Physics. Also complementary with intended careers in Medicine, Mathematics, Computing, Finance, Law, Accountancy and many more areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years