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Physics AS Level at Ashfield School

Course description

Physics is known as the fundamental science and creates a foundation for the other natural sciences. To know Physics is to understand how the world around us works. The behaviour of the largest celestial bodies to the smallest sub atomic particles can all be explained with knowledge of the subject. Physics also develops many transferable skills that can be called upon in either further education or the workplace. Chief among these are planning, problem solving and evaluating. Explore your potential and study Physics.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 7 and 6 in GCSE Science (or included in triple science grades), plus a 6 in GCSE Mathematics and a 6 in GCSE English.


AS Physics – has 2 x 1hr30 min papers (50% each) plus 6 required practical's. Topics studied include: Measurements and their errors, Particles and radiation, Waves, Mechanics and energy, Electricity.

Future opportunities

Career prospects for Physics graduates are very good. The skills developed by studying the subject set you up well for research-based roles and positions in other sciences. They are also useful for careers in business, finance, IT and engineering. Jobs which would directly relate to a physics degree include geophysicist, medical physicist, radiation protection officer, meteorologist and research scientist.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year