*Between the 29th of June and 12th of July first year A Level students will need to undertake work experience
Practical work in A Level Physics will be assessed through questions on written examinations based on experiments completed in lessons. 40% of the assessment will be based on the use of mathematics within a physics context.
- Motion, Newton’s laws, momentum, work, energy, electricity, waves and quantum mechanics
- An additional practical competency assessment will require the completion of a number of core practical experiments during lessons
- Circular motion, simple harmonic motion, thermal physics, latent heat, electromagnetism, capacitors, particle physics, cosmology, and applications of physics in medicine
You will go on a number of field trips and excursions including trips to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, or CERN, depending on your interest.
What grades will I need?
Five GCSEs at A*-C/9-4 (including a B/6 in Mathematics and a B/6 in Additional Science or a B/6 in Physics)