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PHYSICS AS/A2 (AQA) at Royds School

Course description

Physics is the study of our physical world and everything within it from sub atomic particles to entire galaxies.  Physicists observe our universe and use mathematics to draw conclusions from evidence gathered.


Course content

The AS and A Level course consists of 8 core topics:

  • measurements and their errors
  • particles and radiation
  • waves
  • mechanics and materials
  • electricity
  • further mechanics and thermal physics
  • fields and their consequences
  • nuclear physics


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above.  (Physics/Science at 6, Mathematics 5 and English at 4).


AS Physics is examined by 2 module examinations (paper 1 & 2) worth 50% each.  As well as theoretical knowledge, paper 2 also assesses a candidate's practical skills.

A2 Physics is examined by 3 module examinations (paper 1, 2 and 3) worth approximately 34% each.  Paper 1 and 2 are a mixture of long to short answer questions and multiple choice questions.  Paper 3 assesses practical skills.


Future opportunities

Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Finance, Architecture, Optometry, Nanotechnology, Physics, Medial imaging.

Further information

Contact: The Head of Science.

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: 29 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS in Year 12 and A2 in Year 13