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Physics A Level at Lawnswood School

Course description

The course develops ideas from GCSE, developing quantitative understanding of the physical world for example electricity and waves concepts. It is examined by three external exams and a practical endorsement.

Development of How Science Works skills are embedded, enabling students to consider the impact of scientific developments on societies and the environment.

Course content

  • 1 Measurements and their errors
  • 2 Particles and radiation
  • 3 Waves
  • 4 Mechanics and materials
  • 5 Electricity
  • 6 Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • 7 Fields and their consequences
  • 8 Nuclear physics


9 Astrophysics 10 Medical physics 11 Engineering physics 12 Turning points in physics 13 Electronics

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or 6-6 AQA Triple or Combined Science GCSE

Grade 6 or higher maths GCSE


There are two aspects of assessment. The A level is assessed terminally (at the end of Y13) with three exam papers covering the entire specification.

Additionally, there is a practical endorsement that is independent of the A level grade and is a pass/fail certificate. This is based on your demonstration and development of practical investigative skills over 12 required practical investigations. These take place regularly throughout the two years.

Financial information

Course books are ordered within the first few weeks from CGP at a cost of £10 for each year of study.

Future opportunities

This course is recommended for students wishing to study aspects of engineering, opthalmics and mathematics. However, as well as a respected qualification encompassing many skills, it is also taken by students wishing to have a broad range of AS qualifications.

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 2017
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