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Physics AS Level at Feversham College

Course description

If you have a passion for understanding how things work and enjoy scientific experiments and mathematics, then you should study physics. You will already have come across some of the concepts of physics: forces, energy, waves, radioactivity, electricity and magnetism. At A-level you will start to see how these ideas work together, and begin to grasp the universal principles that apply to everything from the smallest atoms to the largest galaxies.

Course content

AS study begins with Particles and radiation (including subatomic particles) then moves on to the familiar topics of Waves, Mechanics and materials then Electricity. Underpinning this is the study of Measurements and their errors.

Entry requirements

A*-B in GCSE Maths, PLUS A*-B in GCSE Core and Additional Science, OR A*-B in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students will also need to pass an initial assessment.

The GCSE profile of students following the academic pathway is 5 A*-B (including English Language) and A*-C in Maths.


Paper 1 Content from any topic at AS (50% AS) Contains 70 marks and is 1 hour 30 minutes long. 70 marks of short and long answer questions split by topic.

Paper 2 Content from any topic at AS including relevant practical skills and data analysis (50% AS) Contains 70 marks and is 1 hour 30 minutes long.


  • Section A: 20 marks of short and long answer questions on practical skills and data analysis
  • Section B: 20 marks of short and long answer questions from across all areas of AS content
  • Section C: 30 multiple choice questions

40% of the overall assessment of AS Physics will contain mathematical skills equivalent to Level 2 or above.

Future opportunities

Your AS / A2 will be nationally recognised by all universities and institutions and will contribute to your points score for entry into higher education.

The skills developed whilst studying A-Level Physics are highly regarded by employers and are transferable to other disciplines. Students who succeed in Physics can go on to further study in Higher Education. Degrees using physics include medicine, clinical sciences, medical engineering, engineering, astrophysics, geophysics and much more. Careers open to Physics graduates include engineering, medicine, research in the science fields, employment in nuclear and renewable energy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Feversham College directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year