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Physics - A Level at Hanley Castle High School

Course description

Advancing Physics is an innovative course reflecting physics as it is practised and used today. The A Level course enable students to learn about both fundamental physical concepts and about physics in everyday and technological settings. It shows the usefulness of the subject and illustrates the impact that discoveries in physics have had on the way people live. Designed in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, the course provides an excellent foundation for further study at University in a wide spectrum of subjects.

Entry requirements

It is essential that students achieve a high Grade B or above in Science / Physics at GCSE and a Grade B or above in Maths GCSE, due to the level of numeracy required on this course. Students who have taken foundation papers or achieved lower grades will struggle to achieve a grade at A level.

Future opportunities

Studying Physics offers an excellent spring board for a wide variety of careers. Success in this subject is generally recognised to indicate an analytical mind, capable of original thought, with a good memory. As such, Physics students at A level or beyond are very well regarded.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanley Castle High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September