Ever wondered whether you might own an invisibility cloak one day or how one might work? Or even, how to make the invisible visible? Ever wondered what they are looking for at CERN ?
The study of physics A-level covers the basis of how things work, from the constitunent parts of an atom out to the extent of the universe, and everything in between. You will integrate the concepts studied with a range of practical experiements throughout each topic giving the course both an academic practical focus.
The course is taught over two years at the end of which you will sit a total of six hours assessment split over three examination papers (2 x 2 hours 15 minutes and 1 x 1 hour 30 minutes). Each paper contains a wide range of question types including: multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions. You will be expected to demonstrate your knowledge of both theory and practical skills through the examinations.
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics
Module 3 – Forces and Motion
Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics
Module 2 – Foundations of physics
Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons
Module 6 – Particles and medical physics
5x GCSE's A-C including English, Maths & Science
A Level physics is one of the most sought after and universally accepted post-16 qualifications, and most often a prerequisite requirement of medicine, veterinary, dentistry and of course engineering; graduates of which earn the highest salaries of any. It is also often a desirable qualification for degrees associated with accounting, economics and finance, due to the maths, logic, analysis and problem-solving skills which it helps to develop. For those considering qualifications in the Arts alongside, patent law is a lucrative and fascinating cross-curricular area you may wish to consider pursuing. Equally, A level physics may open the door to advanced appreticships in some of the most innovative and fascinating industries, such as aerospace, power generation and electrical power distribution.