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Physics A Level at The Folkestone School for Girls

Course description

Physics AQA

Course content

AQA Physics gives you the opportunity to study a core of key concepts in greater detail, with many topics from GCSE being revisited in greater detail. Topics include: Particles and Radiation, Waves, Mechanics and Energy, Electricity, Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics, Fields, and Nuclear Physics. There is also a selection of optional units, one of which must be taken. These include: Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering, Turning Points in Physics, and Electronics. We currently teach Astrophysics as the optional unit, however, if a class has a particular interest in another topic, this can be catered for. There is also a greater emphasis on practical work and developing skills to work as a Physicist.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in Physics or Trilogy:Combined Science. However, a Grade 7 or 8 is strongly recommended. Grade 6 or above in Mathematics is also essential.


A2 Level Paper 1 – Units 1-5 and 6.1. A2 Level Paper 2 – Units 6.2, 7 and 8. A2 Level Paper 3 – Practical Skills and Option Unit

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Chemistry and Biology. With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Science Technician or Electronics Engineer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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