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Physics AS/A at Ormskirk School

Course description

Advanced level Physics is a key requirement for many areas of future study. In addition to scientific, engineering and environmental applications, Physics is becoming increasingly important in medicine in the treatment of cancer and non-invasive surgery. Physics is a challenging and enjoyable subject and requires sound mathematical and logical skills in addition to a good GCSE Science grade. The course followed by Ormskirk School is the AQA ‘Physics A’ course. This requires the study of six modules over two years. It is intended that the modular tests will be taken in June of the Lower and Upper Sixth. Each ‘A’ level class has two teachers assigned and they will generally teach the class for the whole of the course. Each teacher will teach two lessons per week in the Lower Sixth and this time will be supplemented by an equivalent amount of work for students to complete in their own time. The lessons contain a mixture of theoretical and practical exercises designed to promote the understanding of the principles of Physics. It is recommended that students should have achieved grade BB or above in Dual Award Science or B in Physics at GCSE and grade B or above in Mathematics.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Chemistry, Biology or Electronics 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 Science Technician or Electronics Engineer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years