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Ideally students will have achieved at least AA in GCSE Science (Core and Additional) or an A grade in GCSE Physics.
Unit 1: 1 hour 30 minute written paper: mechanics and properties of materials.
Unit 2: 1 hour 30 minute written paper: electricity, waves and the nature of light.
Unit 3: Exploring Physics: this unit involves an experiment that is based on an application of Physics. The student writes a report that is marked by the teacher and externally moderated.
Unit 4: 1 hour 35 minute written paper: further mechanics, electric and magnetic fields and particle Physics.
Unit 5: 1 hour 35 minute written paper: thermal energy, nuclear decay, oscillations, astrophysics and cosmology.
Unit 6: Experimental Physics: this unit involves planning an experiment, carrying out the experiment and analysing experimental results.
What could I go on to do at the end of my course?
Physics is a highly regarded A level that complements any other A level option.
Students taking A level Physics have gone on to university to study subjects such as Physics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Architecture.