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Physics AS & A Level at Hampstead School

Course description

Year 12 AS
Content is split into four teaching modules:

  • Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics
  • Module 2 – Foundations of physics
  • Module 3 – Forces and motion
  • Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons

Year 13 A Level
Content is split into six teaching modules:

  • Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics
  • Module 2 – Foundations of physics
  • Module 3 – Forces and motion
  • Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons
  • Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics
  • Module 6 – Particles and medical physics
    Modelling Physics (01) – 100 marks – 37% of total A level
    Exploring Physics (02) – 100 marks – 37% of total A level
    Unified Physics (03) – 70 marks – 26% of total A level

Entry requirements

Grade B in Science GCSE and grade B in Additional Science GCSE or grade B in Physics GCSE and a grade 6 in GCSE Maths.

The course continues directly on from GCSE Physics modules. A good understanding of Waves, Forces, Energy and Particles will be required.

Assessment

There is no coursework element in the course but practical skills are assessed throughout and in the written papers.

Future opportunities

A-level physics is a highly respected qualification that can open doors to a number of possibilities. Career options with A-level physics include becoming a food scientist, climatologist, radiographer, ergonomics expert, to name but a few. There are a huge range of careers where A-level physics is highly desirable, not to mention the engineering possibilities, such as flight, design, mining, medical, electrical/electronic and agricultural.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 January 2017
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