A Level Physics
GCE Physics A is two year A Level qualification examined by OCR.
Who Will Teach Me?
Mr Mosey and Mr Smith from Sir John Nelthorpe School share the teaching.
What Entry Requirements Do I Need?
Normal Sixth Form entry requirements including at least GCSE Grade 6 in Physics or Combined Science and also GCSE Grade 5/6 in Mathematics.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessment is broken down into 3 module Exams.
What Will I Learn On This Course?
Throughout the Physics course you will develop:
- Your ability to learn independently
- Your experimental and investigative skills
- Your research communication and IT skills
- Your mathematical skills
You will also learn lots of new and exciting Physics covered in the following 6 units:
2. Electrons, Waves and Photons
3. Practical Skills in Physics 1
4. The Newtonian World
5. Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics
6. Practical Skills in Physics 2
Assessment of Practical Skills
Students will do a minimum of 12 experiments during the A2 course. Questions in exam papers will test students' knowledge and understanding of their practical work. Students will be awarded an A Level grade based on their exams performance and a 'pass' or 'fail' (Practical Endorsement) for practical work in lessons.
What Kind Of Person Studies This Course?
Those looking for a better understanding of the world around them, how it functions and how to tackle all kinds of problems.
Where Will An A Level In Physics Lead Me?
The course is aimed at those wishing to go into Higher Education to study Physics, Engineering, Computing, Geography, Geology, Medicine and Veterinary Science. However, according to latest research, Physics opens doors to many occupations and the potential for a high income.
Where Can I Get More Information Or Advice?
For further information you can contact:
Mr Mosey or Mr Smith
Sir John Nelthorpe School