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Physics A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 25
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The Year 12 course consists of four taught units: particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and materials; electricity.

In Year 13, students will go on to study: fields and further mechanics; fields and their consequences; nuclear physics; optional module (e.g. astrophysics, medical physics, turning points).

Details

The Year 12 course consists of four taught units: particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and materials; electricity.

In Year 13, students will go on to study: fields and further mechanics; fields and their consequences; nuclear physics; optional module (e.g. astrophysics, medical physics, turning points).

How will it be delivered?

Students will sit three written exam papers which last two hours. Papers one and two cover specified content from core units. Paper three examines content from optional topics and encompasses a compulsory practical skills and data analysis section. Success in twelve practical experiments is required for the award of AQA's A2 practical endorsement, which is recognised by all universities.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 6 or above in Maths, 5 or above in English and a 6 in Physics or the Physics element of Trilogy Science.

Your next steps...

Physics provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of courses in Higher Education such as physics, astrophysics, engineering, forensic science, medicine, computing and scientific journalism, in addition to being a highly respected qualification in its own right.

Physics graduates are highly sought after by many sectors of industry and the government has launched initiatives to encourage interest and expertise in this subject. In real terms, this means that the earning power of physics graduates is significantly enhanced.  Many students who have completed the A2 Physics course at Accord Sixth have progressed on to take physics, medical or engineering courses at prestigious universities across the country.

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