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Physics A Level at Rainham Mark Grammar School

Course description

A Level Physics has been developed for students who wish to continue with a study of Physics after GCSE. Such a course will prepare students to progress into further education, to follow courses in Physics, Engineering, one of the other sciences or related subjects, or to enter employment where a knowledge of physics would be useful.

Course content

• Motion

• Forces in action

• Work, energy and power

• Materials

• Newton’s laws of motion and momentum.

• Charge and current

• Energy, power and resistance

• Electrical circuits

• Waves

• Quantum physics

• Thermal physic

• Circular motion

• Oscillations

• Gravitational fields

• Astrophysics

• Capacitors

• Electric fields

• Electromagnetism

• Nuclear and particle physics

• Medical imaging

Entry requirements

•  Students must have a minimum of a grade 7 in Physics and a minimum 6 grade in both Biology and Chemistry. In addition, a grade 7 in Mathematics is required.
• Students who followed the Trilogy Science GCSE must have obtained at least two     GCSE grade 7s.
• If students have a Level 2 BTEC, a Distinction and a 7 grade in Maths are required.



Modelling physics (01) 100 marks 2 hours 15 minutes written paper (37%)

Exploring physics (02) 100 marks 2 hours 15 minutes written paper (37%)

Unified physics (03) 70 marks 1 hour 30 minutes written paper (26%)

Practical endorsement in physics (04)* (non-exam assessment)


Future opportunities

The course is a sound preparation for degree-level and other higher education courses in physics and related sciences, engineering, and medicine as well as chemical engineering and related programmes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rainham Mark Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 39 Weeks - 78 Weeks

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mr O'Neill
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01634 364151
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • Rainham Mark Grammar School is an 11-18 Selective School, currently we have over 880 students aged 11-16 and over 340 aged 16-18 taking AS and A2 levels. We aim to be a friendly, caring and stimulating community which motivates young people to enjoy learning, participate enthusiastically in wider activities and make the most of their abilities.