Physics A Level at Colston's Girls' School
Why study Physics?
Physics is a stepping stone to future study, which allows students to get hands on experimental practical experience, at the same time as developing theoretical analysis and the skills needed for analysing and interpreting data. It will inspire students, nurture a passion for Physics and lay the groundwork for further study in science or engineering.
1 Measurements and their errors
2 Particles and radiation
4 Mechanics and materials
6 Further mechanics and thermal physics
7 Fields and their consequences
8 Nuclear physics
Options (Bold what we are planning to study)
10 Medical physics
11 Engineering physics
12 Turning points in physics
B grades and above in Mathematics and either Physics or Core and additional Science.
AS Level: Two 1 ½ hour examinations, core content 1-5
Paper 1 - 70 marks of short and long answer questions split by topic
Paper 2 - 20 marks of short and long answer questions, 20 marks based on practical skills and data analysis, 30 marks multiple choice.
A Level: Three 2 hour examinations
Paper 1 - 60 marks of short and long answer questions 20 multiple choice on sections 1-5 and 6.1.
Paper 2 - 60 marks of short and long answer questions 20 multiple choice on sections 6.2,7 & 8
Paper 3 - 45 marks of short and long answer questions based on practical skills and data analysis, 35 marks based on Optional topic.
Science, engineering, mathematics and Law all value a Physics A-Level very highly.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colston's Girls' School directly.