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Physics A Level at Burlington Danes Academy

Course description

Section 1: Measurements and their errors

Section 2: Particles and radiation

Section 3: Waves

Section 4: Mechanics and Materials

Section 5: Electricity

Entry requirements

·At least 6 A*-B grades at GCSE including English and Maths (grades 5 and above).

· Students on this pathway will take 3 A' levels, studying linear courses for 2 years.

· Students need to achieve at least a B at GCSE in their chosen A' Level subjects, or closely related subjects (e.g. English and Science grades are used for Psychology entry. See subject-specific entry requirements)

 · Minimum of 4 B grades required not including BTEC or vocational equivalents

Key skills required to complete this course

Strong mathematical ability to draw clear, labelled diagrams. 

Problem solving skills 


Regular internal summative and formative assessments throughout the course.

100% examination in year 13 

Future opportunities

University Courses:

Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Mathematics with Physics, Medical Physics, Physics with … (Chemistry, Astrophysics, Medical applications, Geophysics, German …), Physics and …(Business, Environmental Science, Philosophy, Education). Engineering: General, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Aeronautical, Medical.


A physics qualification is a gateway to almost anything you wish to do. Universities and employers are actively seeking out people with the problem solving skills that A level physics develops. So as well as working as a professional physicist or engineer, you could end up in a variety of fields including: space, medicine, law, finance & banking, business, media, environment, transport, energy, architecture or transport. 

Further information

Key tips for success

· 100% attendance (or as near to it as possible).

· Punctuality in arriving to every lesson.

 · Hand in all independent work ON TIME!

 · Seek help

 · Review work after each lesson – completing notes, addressing queries

· Write down the EQUATION, REARRANGE as necessary, add NUMBERS, CALCULATE the answer and give a UNIT for every calculation question (ERNCU).

· Ensure all summary textbook questions are completed and MARKED on time and kept in your question packs.

 · Background reading – actively engage in the subject by reading recommended books and using links and other resources suggested in class.

· 100% effort in class – make a contribution, be focused


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burlington Danes Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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