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Physics AS level at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

Physics is an exciting yet challenging subject which aims to explain how things work from the smallest to the largest of scales; from quantum physics to theories of the universe.

An A-level in physics suits students with an inquisitive mind and is highly respected by universities and employers. Physics provides valuable transferrable skills such as problemsolving, analytical thinking and synoptic skills that are useful in many areas.

The course is suitable for students who have an interest and enjoyment of physics and maths. During the physics course both AS and A-level students will study forces and motion, electricity, waves and particle physics; the topics which form the foundations of all physics.

Course content

The A-level course may introduce more specialist topics such as medical physics, astrophysics and nuclear physics.

Entry requirements

A*-B grade in GCSE Double Science or GCSE Physics and B grade in GCSE Maths. Ideally a C grade minimum pass at AS to continue to A-level.

Future opportunities

Physics candidates progress most popularly into courses in engineering. Physics is well integrated with knowledge of other sciences such as chemistry, geology and mathematics and is an excellent choice if you are interested in pursuing a career in physics, engineering, maths or finance or if you want your application to stand out to a university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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