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Physics A Level at Hailsham Community College

Course description

How did the universe begin?  How do we know?  What IS a quark,  and does antimatter really exist?

If you are curious about the world around you and are keen to answer these questions then Physics is for you!  It’s the most exciting subject there is, allowing you to really delve deeply into how and why things work.  Yes, Einstein was a physicist, but did you know Dara O’ Briain was too – many  of the world’s most interesting people share a passion for the subject.

Course content

You will learn about particles and forces and the properties of materials.  You’ll study the strange world of Quantum Physics and the rather more everyday ideas of electricity.  You’ll have to work on your practical skills to pass the practical endorsement, and in Year 13 you’ll get to choose an option topic – will you do Astrophysics or Medical Physics?  Maybe another one will take your fancy.

Entry requirements

We require you to have at least a B in GCSE Physics or Core and Additional Science, as well as a B at GCSE Maths.


We will give you regular feedback via marked assignments and will also make use of videos and presentations to enable you to learn outside of the classroom.  We aim to develop you into independent and confident learners ready to go on to further study at university, or enter the world of work.

Future opportunities

Physics is one of the most sought after A’ level qualifications.  As well as opening up avenues in further Science study it is essential for a range of engineering courses, and many others, such as architecture.  Physics can take you down countless career routes – would you like to be a meteorologist or a radiologist?  You could work in the city – many financial institutes value the problem solving skills that Physics develops.

Further information

Hailsham Community College Science department is a friendly and supportive environment.  We aim to challenge you and help you really get the best out of yourself.  Add us to your favourite courses and come and see how Physics can take you places.


How to apply?

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

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: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years