physics

A Level Physics

Exam Board
AQA
Entry requirements
Grade 6 or above in Physics or grade 6 or above in 2 of either Core, Additional or Further Science.   You must also have a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and be studying A Level Mathematics.
What will I study?
Electricity
Mechanics
Fields
Quantum Phenomenon
Materials
Waves
Nuclear Physics
Thermal Physics
Astrophysics
Assesment
3 x 2hour exams, equally weighted.
What skills will I gain?
A variety of experimental techniques, data interpretation, mathematical applications and problem solving.
Studying beyond the classroom
Astrophysics Club, Christmas lectures, STEM trips and links with Nottingham University.
Future pathways
There are many opportunities from apprenticeships at Rolls Royce to studying Physics further at university. Many careers rely on a physics background e.g. engineering and electricians.