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AS/A2 Levels: Physics at Hind Leys College (Iveshead School)

Course description

A Level Physics allows students to study a wide range of aspects from Newtonian mechanics to how particles behave at a quantum level.

Course content

 Students develop the skills to apply their understanding mathematically, and become competent in investigation skills, independently carrying out a range of practical investigations. 

Entry requirements

Minimum of grade 4 in English and grade 5 in Maths and 3 other A*-C GCSEs. B grade in Additional Science, or Physics.


There are three exam papers for this qualification, each lasting 2 hours. Each exam paper includes assessment of practical skills alongside the theory learned throughout the course. At least 15% of the marks for A-level Physics are based on what was learned during practicals. 40% of the assessment will require use of mathematical skills.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for students who wish to pursue careers in mechanical, civil, electrical or chemical engineering, research, medical physics and mathematically based professions such as accountancy.

You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in a science related subject or more general higher education courses.

With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as engineering, both mechanical and electrical, electronics, architecture, materials engineering and metallurgy.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask for Mr Chisholm or Mr Trenchard.

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: 19 December 2016
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      Shepshed Campus is only a short distance off Leicester Road from the A512, off Junction 23 of the M1.  The nearest train station is Loughborough.

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