Physics AS/A Level

Physics AS/A Level

In the AS course you will extend your study of a number of familiar topics from GCSE Science, such as mechanics, electricity and waves. The course also includes some exciting new topics in quantum and particle physics. An extended practical session each week will reinforce your learning and develop your experimental skills.

The first year of the A level course is the same as the AS course. In the second year you will study further mechanics topics, the properties of electric, magnetic and gravitational fields, and nuclear and thermal physics. You will also study an option topic of your choice.

Entry requirements: BB in Science and Additional Science or grade B in Physics, grade 6 in Maths. You are also strongly recommended to take AS Maths alongside Physics.

Course assessment: Assessment at both levels is 100% by examination, including questions which will test application of practical skills. There will also be a separate endorsement of practical work for the full A level.

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