Physics AQA A Level at Lea Valley High School
A Level Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works and enables students to relate concepts and skills of physics to real life applications, such as the use of resonance in the design and structure of bridges and also the study of particle physics which has recently led to the discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle. Students will also get to study optional topics which particularly interest them – including Astrophysics, Medical Physics and Applied Physics.
Students follow the AQA Physics A Level course. The specification covers classical mechanics, theoretical physics and applications of physics within communication and imaging systems. Students undertake research projects, presentations and practical assessment which help to develop their practical and independent thinking skills as well as contributing towards their final grades alongside the exam papers. Students can also challenge themselves through the Physics Olympiad with the aim of representing Great Britain in the International Physics Olympiad.
- 5 GCSE A* ‐ C including Mathematics at Grade B or better and English Language at grade C or better
- GCSE Core and Additional Science at grade BB or better or Triple Science at grade BB or better
A Level Physics students have progressed onto courses in Engineering, Architecture, Medicine and the various allied Health Professional courses such Radiography. The numeracy, literacy, problem to branch into any other field of study or work
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics - Richard P. Feynman
Basics of Atomic Physics - Pankaj Jha
The Universe in a Nutshell - Stephen Hawkings
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics - David J Griffiths
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lea Valley High School directly.