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Physics A2 level at The Mandeville School

Course description

A Level Physics offers the opportunity to study how things work, from the smallest subatomic particle to the whole universe. It suits those who have enjoyed the study of Physics topics at GCSE and can be a good choice with subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology, or with subjects such as English, History, Geography and Modern Foreign Languages to provide breadth in Year 12. It develops an interest in and understanding of the way things work and the ability to analyse problems in a logical and quantitative manner.

Course content

In the first year you will study 4 modules: Development of Practical Skills in Physics, Foundations of Physics, Forces and Motion, plus Electrons, Waves and Photons. In the second year the units studied will be Development of Practical Skills in Physics, Foundations of Physics, Newtonian World and Astrophysics plus Particles and Medical Physics

Entry requirements

We require at least a Grade B in Core Science and Additional Science. You must also have a minimum B in GCSE Maths.


The A2 will be assessed by 3 examination papers in June and a teacher assessed Practical Endorsement which will take place throughout the year.

Future opportunities

Physics is valuable for those thinking of degrees and careers in the sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Management and Law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years