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Physics A Level at Rugby High School

Course description

Those who enjoy thinking logically about the world around them, enjoy solving problems and investigating relationships practically and mathematically. Subjects that complement Physics are Maths, Chemistry, Biology, P.E. and Electronics. However, a number of students do study Physics successfully independently of these. If you wish to study Physics to A level, then A level Maths is not a requirement, but it is essential for Physics at the university level. Students who study Maths will find Physics a good complementary choice.

Course content

Physics at this level covers traditional concepts such as forces and motion, electricity, materials and waves as well as post twentieth-century developments such as radioactivity, quantum physics, particle accelerators, astrophysics and how these modern ideas link to medicine, sport, food technology, astrophysics, particle physics, music and archaeology.

The course builds on concepts and skills developed at GCSE and aims to show students how Physics can be applied to the world around them.

The course is assessed by means of the end of course exams and a separate practical element.

A level
Unit 1 (30% of A level) Advanced Physics 1
Unit 2 ((30% of A level) Advanced Physics 2
 Unit 3 (40% of A level) General and Practical Principles in Physics
Science Practical endorsement (marked separately)

Entry requirements

At least a B in GCSE Core and a B in Additional Science or a BBB in GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics and a grade 7 in Maths is required.

Future opportunities

Physics provides you with a qualification which equips you with many desirable skills that are relevant to a wide range of professions. Careers, where Physics is useful, include Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Maths, Teaching, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Meteorology, Accounting, Sports Science etc. The combination of practical skills, together with logical and mathematical ability make Physics a desired and respected qualification for many professions as it provides many transferable skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2017
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