The A-level course is a mix of theoretical and practical modules. Modules on practical skills in physics and foundations of physics are included in all exams.
1st Year modules (AS)
The AS course consists of:
- Forces and Motion, based on forces, energy, power, materials, Newton’s laws, and momentum
- Electrons, Waves and Photons, including electrical circuits, current electricity, waves and quantum physics
- 2nd Year Modules
The second year includes all the AS content and:
- Newtonian Physics and Astrophysics, including thermal, circular motion and oscillations, Gravity and Astrophysics.
- Particles and Medical Physics with electric fields, capacitors, electromagnetism, nuclear and particle and medical imaging.
How will it be delivered?
Total of 6 hours of examinations (3 x 2 hours) taken at the end of the course
A wide range of question types including multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions
Opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of both theory and practical skills through the examinations
Grade 6 or better in Combined Science or Physics plus at least a Grade 6 in Maths.
Students must select a Technical Specialism subject alongside this course.