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. The subject content of physics includes: measurements and their errors; particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and materials; electricity; further mechanics and thermal physics; fields and their consequences; nuclear physics.

  • Course assessment...

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

  • This course can lead to...

    A level Physics is a very good indicator of a student’s academic ability and is therefore highly regarded by most university, including law and accountancy. In particular, Physics is essential for those wishing to study a Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Architecture or Medicine at degree level.

    It is strongly recommended that students take the Physics A level course as well as Mathematics and Mechanics A level as this is essential for most physical science or engineering based degree courses.

  • Entry requirements...

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

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

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