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Physics A Level at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

Physics describes the underlying principles behind all of nature, from the orbits of the planets and formation of galaxies to the fuzzy, uncertain world of particles on the subatomic scale.

With careful use of mathematics, physicists delve into the world around us seeking answers to questions that have been around since the dawn of Man.

What is the ultimate fate of the Universe? Ask a physicist.

It is rocket science

Course content

In Year 12 students will study:

  • Mechanics and material studies
  • Waves, electricity and quantum physics


In Year 13 students will study:

  • Further mechanics, electric and magnetic fields and particles
  • Thermal physics, radioactivity, oscillations and astrophysics

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in Physics and one other Science GCSE and GCSE Grade B in Maths or GCSE Grade B in Core and Additional Science and Grade B in GCSE Maths


A Level Physics is a linear qualification. All assessments will take place at the end of the two-year course.

This course is assessed solely by written examinations. 40% of the questions in these exams will test mathematical ability.

Students’ knowledge of practical work will be assessed through questions in written examination papers. There will be a separate assessment of practical competency, which will be made by subject teachers and will not contribute to the A Level grade. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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      At The Latimer Arts College we place no boundaries on ambition, no limits on aspirations and no barriers in the way of achievement.  We are very proud of our students and to us, every child really does matter: we work tirelessly to make sure that each of our students feels valued, makes progress and achieves personal success so that they can be the best that they can be!

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