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A Level Physics at Lady Margaret School

Course description

A Level Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works and to study optional topics that particularly interest them – including Astrophysics, Medical Physics and Applied Physics.

In the first year, students cover familiar subjects in more depth: mechanics, materials and waves, and exciting new topics: particles, quantum phenomena and electricity.

In the second year students are introduced to topics including fields and further mechanics, and choose from options including astrophysics, medical physics, applied physics and turning points in physics. Practical skills are integrated throughout the course.

Entry requirements

For students of Physics it is necessary to have gained at least an B grade in Additional Science or at least a B grade in Physics Separate Science GCSE.


The AS Physics course consists of three units:

Unit 1: PHYA1 Particles, quantum phenomena and electricity

Unit 2: PHYA2 Mechanics, materials and waves

Unit 3: Investigative and practical skills in AS Physics

The A2 Physics course consists of three units:

Unit 4: PHYA4 Fields and further mechanics

Unit 5: PHYA5 and One Option Unit

Unit 6: Investigative and practical skills in A2 Physics

Future opportunities

Opportunities in Physics are pretty much endless, it will get you on to a Physics degree course but is recognised by virtually all courses and is a valuable currency for many careers; e.g. Astronomy Research, Engineering, Meteorology, Finance and Medicine to name a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Margaret School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015
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