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Physics A Level 

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Exam board: AQA 

A Level   

Entry Requirements 

GCSE Grade 6 in Sciences - separate or combined. GCSE grade 5 in Maths.

Skills required 

Physics will help you to build up your problem solving, research, and analytical skills. With these skills you’ll be able to test out new ideas plus question and investigate other people’s theories, which is useful for any kind of job that involves research or debate. 

Course outline 

A level Physics gives you the opportunity to explore the phenomena of the universe and to look at theories that explain what is observed. This subject combines practical skills with theoretical ideas to develop descriptions of the physical universe. 

Student testimony 

“The physics course is really interesting. It gives you a different perspective on how maths is used in the real world” 

Career paths 

Physics is especially helpful for jobs that involve building things and developing new technologies, including: engineering (flight, buildings, space, you name it…), astronomy, robotics, renewable energies, computer science, communications, space exploration, science writing, sports and games technology, research and nanotechnology (that’s engineering on a seriously tiny molecular scale). 

Course outline/assessment 

3 exam papers taken at the end of the course.  

Paper 1 and 2 85 marks each. Paper 3 80 marks.