What will I study

Units: Particles and Radiation, Waves, Mechanics and Materials, Electricity, Further Mechanics and Thermal Fields, Fields and their Consequences, Nuclear Physics, Turning Points in Physics.

How will I be assessed

Three examination papers (2 hours each) taking place in summer 2022. These will include multiple choice questions, long answer questions and examination of practical skills.

Why Study A Level Physics

Physics is an essential qualification for a large number of careers as well as an excellent subject to study alongside any other subject. Having a qualification in physics can create opportunities to enter careers in engineering, medicine, medical physics, seismology, communications, defence, meteorology, astronomy to name but a few. You will develop team working abilities, analytical skills, problem solving and creative thinking, an ability to evaluate risk and communication and numeracy skills; all of which are highly valued by all employers.

Entry requirements

Standard Grace Academy 6th Form entry requirements.
Grade 5/6 or above in GCSE Combined Science or Grade 6 in GCSE Physics.

It can lead to careers such as:

Physics is especially helpful for jobs that involve building things and developing new technologies, including: engineering (flight, buildings, space, you name it…), astronomy, robotics, renewable energies, computer science, communications, space exploration, science writing, sports and games technology, research and nanotechnology (that’s engineering on a seriously tiny molecular scale).