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Physics A Level at De Aston School

Course description

The Physics principles underlying a wide range of everyday phenomena are exposed and problems solved through practical and theory. The course develops new understanding through a series of contexts such as the mechanical and optical testing in the food industry; the electrical and heat transfer needs of a spacecraft; the frontiers of knowledge at cosmic level and sub-microscopic level and wave vibrations in earthquakes and in music.

Special Features: In the past, students have carried out an on- site investigation of the efficiency of a local combined-cycle power station. During the study of stars, evening star-watch sessions have been enjoyed.


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language. A vocational qualification will be considered as an equivalent to a GCSE qualification provided that at least a Level 2 Merit has been achieved on the examination element of that course.

Minimum of grade B in Core Science and Additional Science.

Minimum of grade B in Mathematics.

Students with IGCSE equivalents in Science and Mathematics will need to meet the grade B criteria in these.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Aston School directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years