A level Board/code
AQA (AS 7407, A-level 7408)
What do we cover in the course?
Key syllabus elements
Measurements and their errors
Particles and radiation
Mechanics and materials
Further mechanics and thermal physics
Fields and their consequences
How is it assessed?
Key assessment elements
3 written papers for A-level.
There are required experiments throughout the course and practical skills and data analysis are examined within the written papers
Key skills required
Mathematics, practical skills, written communication of ideas, analysis of data
What entry requirements are there to study this course?
Grade A or A* at GCSE Physics or equivalent.
Grade B grade or higher at GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. Reasonably good written English
What is the course useful for?
Students wishing to pursue a career in physics, engineering or other scientific disciplines; also useful for careers involving problem solving
Any other information
Practical work is a key part of this course. Each year several students go on to study Engineering or Physics at university. Recently two students obtained places at Imperial College to study Physics.