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Physics A Level at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

This course is designed to lead on from a double award science course (Core science or additional science) or GCSE Physics. The qualification gives you a seamless transition from GCSE to university courses in physics and physics-related disciplines. It maintains your enthusiasm for physics and allows you to explore through practical investigations. You will have the opportunity to develop your theoretical and practical skills and knowledge whilst facing problems that must be solved. It is essential you have a good mathematical skills and often a good idea to complement your physics studies with either AS or L3 Core Maths. All students are expected to be full-time students.

Course content

Throughout your studies you will explore and develop understanding of particles, quantum phenomena and electricity, communication and energy. You will investigate how natural science plays a vital part in the functioning of our world and beyond, how science works in practice, how the laboratory is not the only place science can take place, and enable you to plan and manipulate data through a practical investigation.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. Grade B or above in a Science GCSE and grade B or above in GCSE Maths.


You will be taught in a theoretical and practical setting and assessed via practical investigations and written exam papers.

Future opportunities

Your successes in this subject can lead to degree courses in all areas of physics and physical sciences, as well as engineering and computing. A level physics is highly regarded by universities and is valued in financial, commercial and industrial sectors. Success can also lead to securing a higher level apprenticeship in the science field.

Further information

Opportunities lie to support the Physics and Science department in the Academy working with students in Years 7-11. OPA works with our feeder primary schools to offer Science lessons, which you could assist in planning and leading. OPA6 will assist you in arranging for a work placement position within local businesses that study the field of Physics.

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: 12 October 2015
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