The course covers the following topics
• Measurements and their errors.
• Particles and radiation.
• Mechanics and materials.
• Further mechanics and thermal physics.
• Fields and their consequences.
• Nuclear physics.
• Medical physics.
The A Level will assess ALL content from both years of the course and will be examined by three 2 hour papers in June of the second year of study. Continuous assessment will be used to inform the students progression in both years.
Note there is no longer a coursework or controlled assessment unit but courseework skills will be assessed as part of the exam.
Grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths and Grade 6 or above in GCSE Physics or Grade 6-6 or above in GCSE Combined Science
After studying A Level Physics students can progress to study a broad range of science-related courses at universities across the country including physics, maths, engineering, natural science, medicine and computing. Students can also progress onto non-science related courses such as law where their achievements in physics have served to develop key skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking.