Students require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 6 or above (or equivalent), including English, and Mathematics.
AS Level Physics looks in depth at radioactivity, waves and mechanics before considering a variety of interesting topics like electricity. You will be involved in discussions, practical investigations and exercises to ensure that you are well prepared for your examinations. There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practical work will be assessed. The course itself is comprised of 5 main sections:
AS level Units:
Measurements and their errors
Particles and radiation
Mechanics and energy
Assessment (AS Level):
Paper 1: 1hr 30min written examination (covers all AS topics),
Paper 2: 1hr 30min written examination (cover all AS topics, practical and data analysis).
Into the future …
Physics has diredt links to several careers and is particularly useful for those wishing to study the following at university
- Design Technology
- Computer Science