What is this course about?

This A level is essential for any Higher Education courses in Engineering and is a desirable course for Medical, Veterinary or Computer Science degrees.

How you will be assessed?

A level consists of 3 papers both sat at the end of the course:-

Paper 1 – Any content from topics 1-5. Written exam: 2 hours, 85marks, 35%

Paper 2 – Any content from topics 6-8. Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 70 marks, 35%

Paper 3 – Any one topic 9-13, including relevant practical skills. Written exam: 2 hours, 80 marks, 20%

What you will study?

  • Unit 1 – Measurements and their errors
  • Unit 2 – Particles and radiation
  • Unit 3 – Waves
  • Unit 4 – Mechanics and materials
  • Unit 5 – Electricity
  • Unit 6 – Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Unit 7 – Fields and their consequences
  • Unit 8 – Nuclear physics

Options:

  • Unit 9 – Astrophysics
  • Unit 10 – Medical physics
  • Unit 10 – Engineering physics
  • Unit 12 – Turning points in physics
  • Unit 13 – Electronics

What will it prepare you for?

Degrees in physics, engineering, (Sound, electrical, civil, mechanical, aeronautical), computer science.

Subject entry requirements:

  • GCSE grade 5 in mathematics.
  • GCSE grade 5 in physics or additional science.