What do I need to study the course? To access this course you will need to have studied Additional Science GCSE or Physics GCSE and will need a total of two good B grades in Science GCSEs. Good literacy and mathematical skills are also essential, so we ask for at least a C grade in English Language and a B grade or above in Mathematics. What does the course involve? The A-level course involves the following topics: Measurements and their errors Particles and radiation Waves Mechanics and materials Electricity Further mechanics and thermal physics Fields and their consequences Nuclear physics Astrophysics Assessment is by 3 exam papers, each of 2 hours duration. Paper 1 covers 1-5 plus half of 6, paper 2 covers the other half of 6 and 7,8 and Paper 3 covers 9 and practical skills and data analysis. Many of the topics build on prior learning at GCSE, but there are also many areas which introduce new material, in some cases from the cutting edge of modern science- though thankfully not in full mathematical detail! What next? The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in Physics. Previous students have studied this course to help them access Physics related university courses, mathematics and engineering, and electrical engineering. Physics is a valued A-level for many University courses and also in a wide range of careers. Exam Board: AQA
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Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL Tel: 01422 201028 Fax: 01422 204615 contactus@lightcliffeacademy.co.uk Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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