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Physics A Level at The King's School

Course description

Have you ever wondered why:-
Bubbles are coloured?
Astronauts appear weightless while still in Earth’s gravity?
This course provides a rigorous coverage of all the fundamentals of Physics. This makes a perfect platform for further study.

Course content

Unit 1:
Advanced Physics 1
Working as a physicist
Electric gravity
Further mechanics
Electric & magnetic fields
Nuclear & particle physics
Unit 2:
Advanced Physics 2
Working as a physicist
Waves & particles
Nature of light
Nuclear radiation
Gravitational fields
Unit 3 :
General and Practical
Principles in Physics
Synoptic questions on two or more different topics in the specification.
Unit 4:
Science Practical
Students should use relevant apparatus & techniques to develop a specific practical skill.

Entry requirements

The minimum grade entry requirement is 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above to include Grade 4 or better in English and Maths. Grade 5/6 in GCSE Physics or 5/6 in Dual Science. Grade 5 in Maths.


Unit 1: Exam (1hr 45m) (30%)
Unit2: Exam (1hr 45m) (30%)
Unit 3: Exam (2hrs 30m) (40%)
Unit 4: Internally Assessed

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 January 2018

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