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Physics A Level at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

Course description

As you progress through the course, you will build on your knowledge of the laws of physics, applying your understanding to areas ranging from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe and covering topics such as; particle physics & radiation, waves, mechanics, electricity, fields and nuclear physics. You may also opt to choose, for example, astrophysics from a range of 5 options choices.

You will quickly acquire the skills to think independently and creatively in a challenging scientific environment.

Entry requirements

At least a grade B (grade 7) in GCSE Physics or Double/Combined Science and at least a grade B (grade 7) in Mathematics.


There are three exams at the end of the two years for A-level Physics , all of which are two hours long. At least 15% of the marks for A-level Physics are based on what you learned in your practical work.

The practical skills element will also be assessed throughout the two years and the outcome of this will be reported separately to your examination grade.

Future opportunities

Physics has one of the highest currency values of any A-level. It commands universal respect among universities and employers.

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. Find out more about careers and further study opportunities at

Students studying Physics leads to a wide variety of rewarding careers, including roles such as Geophysicist/ field seismologist, Healthcare scientist, medical physics, Higher education lecturer, Radiation protection practitioner, Research scientist (physical sciences), Scientific laboratory technician, Secondary school teacher, Meteorologist, Structural engineer, Acoustic engineer, Product/process development scientist, Systems developer, Technical author.

While learning about how the universe works, you’ll gain skills that all employers value – an ability to grasp concepts quickly and a determination to search for answers, not to mention problem-solving, analytical, mathematical and practical skills. Studying Physics is therefore an excellent way of keeping your options open and finding a career where you can earn a good salary.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2017
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