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Physics at South Wilts Grammar School for Girls

Course description

This Physics course aims to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other, develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods, develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills, develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject and understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society

Course content

How will you learn?
Much of the course is taught but students will also carry out practical work, exam questions and presentations.

Entry requirements

A minimum of grade Bs in Science GCSEs, or a grade B in GCSE Physics, and a grade B in GCSE Mathematics. It is useful to take Mathematics at AS or A2 Level but not essential. Please note that GCSE Applied Science is not suitable for entry to Science A level.


Examination Board: OCR A

What exams and coursework are involved?
The Physics A level, but not the AS, requires students to have carried out a minimum of 12 practical activities which will contribute towards the Practical Endorsement, a separate grading to the exam grade, with either a ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

Future opportunities

Physics is valuable for a wide range of careers including Communications, Medicine, Medical Physics, Sound Technology, Aerospace, Astronomy, Engineering, Meteorology, Scientific Journalism, Scientific Research, Financial Modelling, Materials and Food Science. If you do not eventually enter a physics based career, you may be sure that your qualification in A/AS Level Physics will still be highly regarded.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wilts Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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