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Physics A Level at Greenford High School

Course description

The A-Level Physics course covers a range of key concepts in Physics, including particle physics, electricity, mechanics, waves, materials and fields.  At A2 there is also the option of taking a unit in medical physics which looks at the many uses of Physics in medicine.  Approximately 50% of the course is based on mathematics, whilst the other 50% describes the ways in which this mathematics can be applied to real life situations.  It is therefore highly recommended that students take A-Level Mathematics if they wish to study Physics.

Course content

The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to: 

  • Develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for Physics, including developing an interest in further study and careers in Physics.
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to
  • The success of the economy and society;
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding ofHow Science Works;
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Physics and how they relate to each other.

Entry requirements

B in GCSE Maths*


B in GCSE Core Science and GCSE Additional Science


B in GCSE Physics.

*All students applying for Year 12 Physics must also be accepted onto the AS Mathematics course at Greenford; please see their entry requirements.

Students must also pass the GHS Year 12 Physics entry test.

Future opportunities

A Level Physics has been developed for students who wish to continue with a study of Physics after GCSE. This course will prepare students to progress into higher education, to follow any courses in Physics Engineering, one of the other sciences or related subjects, or to enter employment where a knowledge of Physics would be useful.  Physics is one of the most sought after A levels by universities and employers, it opens many doors and closes none.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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