A level Physics

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: AQA

Introduction

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Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. A strong aptitude for maths coupled with a full scientific understanding will allow you to engage with and explore endless physical ideas and concepts. The world around us is filled with physical innovations from the discovery of x-rays to using positrons to diagnose cancer.
Subject content: Measurements and their errors; particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and materials; electricity; further mechanics and thermal physics; fields and their

  • Course assessment...

    Assessment is 100% examination-based, with twelve standard experiments being assessed and awarded independently.

  • This course can lead to...

    It is strongly recommended to study Physics with A level Mathematics and Mechanics as this is essential for most physical science or engineering based degree courses. A level Physics is a very good indicator of a student’s academic ability and is therefore highly regarded by most universities, including law and accountancy. In particular, Physics is essential for those wishing to study a Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Architecture or Medicine at degree level.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 6 in Core Science and Grade 7 in Additional Science; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
    OR
    Grade 6 in Maths and grade 5 in English Language, Grade 7 in Core Science and Grade 6 in Additional Science; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
    OR
    Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 6 in Biology and Grade 6 in either Chemistry or Physics; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)

    Please refer to subject combinations below:

    Science and maths subjectcombinations:
    • Requirement to do Chemistry with either Physics or Biology
    • Requirement to do Physics with Maths
    • Preference to do Biology with Chemistry

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