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Physics A Level at Wye School

Course description

Applications of physics can be found in most of the inventions of our society. The concepts, laws and models of physics help us to describe and understand the world around us. They are also fundamental to an understanding of how every physical system works. They extend to every scale; from the infinitesimal particle zoo of the subatomic, through nanotechnology, to the very universe itself. This is reflected in the content of the course.

Course content

A level Physics is a challenging but rewarding subject. Students will have the opportunity to study some of the topics they covered for GCSE in more depth, as well as new and exciting mod ules, such as particle physics, quantum phenomena and special relativity. At least 40% of the marks in the assessments will require the use of mathematical skills. Students choosing to study A level Physics should also study A level Mathematics.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or higher in GCSE Physics or Grade 55 in GCSE Combined Sciences (with high scores in the Physics units). Owing to the mathematical content of the course, a good understanding of Mathematics is also important: we recommend Grade 5 or above at GCSE.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September