B core, B additional and C further additional.
Why should I take this course?
A physics qualification opens the doors to all sorts of jobs and courses. All the technology that surrounds us is based on the principles of physics, so if you are considering working in any area related to technology from music to medicine, or lasers to law – studying physics is an essential first step.
The course is split into 13 sections. Sections 1 - 5 constitute the stand-alone AS Level qualification; sections 1 to 8, plus one choice from section 9 – 13, combined with the Practical Endorsement make up the full A Level qualification.
The sections are as follows:
1 Measurements and their errors, 2 Particles and radiation, 3 Waves,
4, Mechanics and materials, 5 Electricity, 6 Further mechanics and thermal physics, 7 Fields and their consequences, 8 Nuclear physics. Options, 9 Astrophysics, 10 Medical physics, 11 Engineering physics, 12 Turning points in physics, 13 electronics.
How will I be assessed?
AS Physics: 2x 1.5 hour written exams.
A Level Physics : 3x 2 hour written exams
Practical skills are teacher assessed throughout both courses and are endorsed separately to the external assessment.
What careers might this course lead to?
As a subject physics leads to a wide array of careers not just those based in the laboratory. By studying physics you will develop communication, critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills. These are extremely valuable skills which are highly sought after by universities and employers. Some notable careers that physics could lead to are: Automotive Engineering, Aero-space Engineering, civil engineering, Finance and ac-counting, Medicine, Education, the list is truly endless.