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Physics

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 Grade 5 (new grading structure) at GCSE or equivalent with English and B in maths. At least a grade 6 in GCSE Physics or Combined Science is the minimum requirement.  Mathematics at A level is recommended alongside Physics.

Course Description

Students will study the following:

  • Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics
  • Fields and their Consequences
  • Nuclear Physics

Plus one from the following options:

  • Astrophysics
  • Medical Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Turning Points in Physics
  • Electronics

Assessment

The course will be assessed via three written papers including relevant practical skills:

Paper 1: 2 hours long consisting of 85 marks (60 marks: Short and long answer questions and 25 marks: Multiple choice questions).

Paper 2: 2 hours long consisting of 85 marks(60 marks: Short and long answer questions and 25 marks: Multiple choice questions).

Paper 3: 2 hours long consisting of 80 marks (45 marks: short and long answer questions on practical and data analysis and 35 marks: short and long answer questions on the option unit).

Career Opportunities

Medicine /Environmental Science /Veterinary /Teaching/Research/Physiotherapy/ Pharmacology/Hospital Administration / Hospital Administration /Astronomy/ Engineering

A level Physics would complement Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Further Mathematics

Course Details

For more information please see Mrs S Raju, Head of Science: (01922) 721071 ext. 263.  Email: s.raju@josephleckieacademy.co.uk

All students are provided with their own individual copies of the required textbooks.