The AS course combines the best of the ‘traditional’ Physics topics such as mechanics, materials, electricity and radiation with the most modern of ideas involving astronomy, quantum and particle Physics. The A2 course allows for the development of physics in medical setting, whilst at the same time including the essential and fundamental topics of fields, nuclear physics, and kinetic theory.
The full A Level in Physics provides the basis for students who wish to proceed to Higher Education to study Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, Geophysics, Medicine, Veterinary Science and other scientific careers.
A famous quote by the late Professor Richard Feynman of Caltech ‘If you are a physicist you can be everything.’ Quite simply Physics is regarded very highly as a qualification by employers and Higher Education. It does not restrict students’ progression in any career as it enhances their qualification profile.
6 GCSEs A* – C including either GCSE Physics (higher tier) grade B or above, or at least grade BB in double award Science.
GCSE Mathematics grade A is required. English Language grade C (higher tier) or above is also required