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A Level Physics at Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS

Course description

Brief Outline

This demanding course aims to develop your thinking skills, mathematical skills, communication and practical skills, in preparation for going on to higher education or going into the workplace. The content covers a broad range of classical and modern physics and students will be required to go much further than GCSE level. 

Course content

Over two years, this A-level covers:




The Nature of Light


Nuclear and Particle Physics

Thermodynamics and Space

Nuclear Radiation


Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are in line with the School’s admission policy, but at least a grade B in GCSE Maths, English and Science are recommended.  Separate Science (Physics) is not essential but desirable.


Assessment takes place at the end of the two year course, but students can opt to do the shorter AS qualification and be assessed after one year. At the end of two years, there are three exams. Two of them account for 60% of the qualification and are content specific. The final paper is worth 40% and is synoptic for the whole course, and will test practical knowledge and independent thinking.


Future opportunities

Higher Education Opportunities

Physics is offered by most of the top universities and is often taken as a 4 years masters course (MPhys). A-Level Physics is also essential for engineering degrees and desirable for practical based further training.


Job prospects

Good quality Physicists are highly sought after in the Engineering, Financial and Legal sectors, as well as in Academia and Education. However, the thinking skills and communication skills developed are a great preparation for any career.

Further information

Complementary subjects at A Level

A-level Maths (and Further Maths) is highly beneficial.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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