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Physics AS/A2 at Desborough College

Course description

We will be teaching the new specification Edexcel A level Physics from September 2015. Please note that for anyone who starts in September 2015, AS exams will NOT contribute to a final A level grade - they will be regarded as separate qualifications. We expect that we will still sit the AS exam in the summer of year 12, as a valuable progress check.

Course Content

AS only:

  • Mechanics
  • Electrical circuits
  • Materials
  • Waves and Particle Nature of Light

AS and A2:

  • Further Mechanics
  • Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Space
  • Nuclear Radiation
  • Gravitation
  • Oscillations

Entry requirements

5 A*-C, including grade A in Dual Award Science and Maths. If you don’t quite get these, we can look at how close you got and what your score was on the physics part of the science GCSE.

You are severely limiting your chance of doing well at A level Physics if you do not also do an A level in Maths.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years