A Level Physics
Understand the physics of Earth, from energy to electricity, how does it all work? A Level Physics is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as Electricity, Mechanics, Particles, Radioactivity and nuclear energy, Waves and Astrophysics. Many students who enjoy, and successfully complete, this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Physics, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
- Course Information
Our Physics A Level is delivered by experienced, specialist teachers, in well-equipped laboratories. Practical work is delivered as an integral part of the course and plenty of study materials are provided, and there are always opportunities for support with work.
Enrichment activities in Physics include visits to local universities and industrial sites relevant to the course. You will also have the opportunity to participate in competitions, such as the Physics Olympiad and we even schedule a visit to CERN each year! Several of our Physics students have also taken part in master classes in Cosmology, Particle Physics and Engineering at Lancaster University.
By studying Physics at Runshaw there is real potential for progression onto a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in Engineering, Physical Sciences and Medicine. You will also develop analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills that are valuable in a wide range of occupations and activities.
You will study topics which reflect modern developments in, and applications of, Physics:
- particles and quantum phenomena
- radioactivity and nuclear energy
- waves and fields
Physics Olympiad, Electronics and Science Academies
- Entry Requirements
For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.
*Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English
*Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths
*Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science
- How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by three written examinations at the end of two years.
Practical work will be assessed throughout the course and will be shown as an endorsement on the final certificate.
- Progression Pathway
There is potential for progression onto a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in Engineering, Physical Sciences and Medicine. You will also develop analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills that are valuable in a wide range of occupations and activities.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.