A LEVEL PHYSICS

A LEVEL PHYSICS

Course Content
The Year 12 course consists of four taught units: particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and materials; electricity
In Year 13, students will go on to study: fields and further mechanics; fields and their consequences; nuclear physics; optional module (e.g. astrophysics, medical physics, turning points)

Why Study Physics?
Physics provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of courses in Higher Education such as physics, astrophysics, engineering, forensic science, medicine, computing and scientific journalism, in addition to being a highly respected qualification in its own right.
Physics graduates are highly sought after by many sectors of industry and the government has launched initiatives to encourage interest and expertise in this subject. In real terms, this means that the earning power of physics graduates is significantly enhanced. Many students who have completed the A2 Physics course at Accord Sixth have progressed on to take physics, medical or engineering courses at prestigious universities across the country.

Assessment
Students will sit 3 written exam papers which last 2 hours. Papers 1 and 2 cover specified content from core units. Paper 3 examines content from optional topics and encompasses a compulsory practical skills and data analysis section. Success in twelve practical experiments is required for the award of AQA’s A2 practical endorsement, which is recognised by all universities.

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 6 or above in Maths, 5 or above in English and a 6 in Physics or the Physics element of Trilogy Science.