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Physics

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Physics – AQA

Course Summary

This course is an exciting and challenging subject that allows you to explore how the world works, encouraging you to delve into the hidden laws behind physical phenomena from the simplest atom to the formation of the Universe.

You will rely heavily on your Mathematics skills to enable you to access all parts of the course.

After studying Physics at Barton Peveril you will have a firm set of problem-solving skills and a deeper understanding of the world we live in, which is essential for further study and work in the science and engineering fields.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 6 in either Combined Science or Physics, a Grade 6 in Mathematics and a Grade 5 in English
  • It is strongly recommended to study A Level Mathematics alongside this subject

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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

Why choose this course?

  • State-of-the-art £5m Science Centre
  • Strong practical elements
  • Field trips and guest speakers to experience the most current research and developments in science

Where might it lead?

Physics is very important for a broad range of scientific and engineering career fields, including: Astronomy, Geophysics, Planetary Science, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering and Audio and Music Production.

Assessment

This course is 100% examination based but has 12 assessed (non-contributory) practicals.

OUR STUDENTS

Lauren Mackenzie

"I was delighted to receive and offer to study mathematics at Balliol college Oxford. I received amazing support from Barton in terms of entrance exams and interview preparation and practice."

Read more about Lauren and some of our other students.