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Physics A Level at The Hayfield School

Course description

Whatever you dream of doing, Physics offers one of the best ways forward. Physics is the fast track to the biggest choice of jobs and the widest range of opportunities.

If you are interested in the answers to the really big questions about nature and the universe, interested in any form of engineering, want to work in medicine, in the leisure industry, in education or in the media, or want to work in the high-powered jobs in the city, then Physics is really going to help you get there.

Course content

Year 12 consists of 5 units.

Year 13 builds on the Year 12 course and consists of another 4 units.

In Year 12 you will extend your knowledge in areas such as motion, waves, and electricity but some topics will be new to you such as particle and quantum physics.

In Year 13 you will be introduced to thermodynamics, the physics of gravitational, electric and magnetic fields and an optional unit covering an area of physics such as astrophysics or medical physics for example.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Core & Additional Science or a B grade in Physics. Grade A in Maths is recommended.


The A Level course is assessed using three examinations. Students will also be assessed on their practical skills throughout the year. Passing this assessment will not count towards a student’s final grade, but will be recorded on their exam certificate.

Future opportunities

With a qualification in Physics you will be able to open any door to whatever career you choose.

If you are thinking about working to improve technology, find solutions to the energy crisis or ways of controlling pollution then Physics will help.

If you want to work in medicine, in the leisure industry, in education or the media, physics will help. Even if you want to work in law, finance or computing Physics will also help you prepare for these.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 June 2016
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