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Physics AS level at Shoeburyness High School

Course description

The Physics course is a mixture of practical and theoretical learning - some topics are extremely practical, whereas others entirely theoretical. However, the basis of all study of Physics is application of mathematics - a good Physicist must also be a good mathematician!

Course content

Topics covered in Year 12 (AS-Level) include mechanics, materials physics, quantum physics, electricity and waves.

Entry requirements

To be successful on the A-level Physics course, students should have:

  • Grade B or higher in GCSE Physics or combined GCSE Science at higher tier
  • Grade B or higher in GCSE Mathematics

Students are highly unlikely to be successful in A-Level Physics without this level of prior attainment, although students with a grade C (higher tier) in one of the above and a B in the other, may be considered.


Each course will be examined at the end of the course (AS-Level – end of Year 12; A-Level – end of Year 13).

Future opportunities

Physics is in huge demand! An A-level in Physics will open up a range of opportunities, especially when studied with other Science subjects. Potential areas of employment include engineering, the space industry and medical physics. Physics is a desired (or required) subject for University study in a range of subjects, including all of the Science subjects, mathematics, medicine, pharmacy and all aspects of engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year