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Girls’ School

KS5 – A-Level Physics

Through studying Physics you will gain insight into some of the most

fundamental laws of nature. You will learn how this knowledge has developed through experiment, analysis, creativity and imagination. You will also develop the highly transferrable skills of practical problem solving. This is a challenging subject and is well regarded by both universities and employers.

What will I learn on this course?

In Year 12 you will study Particles and Radiation, Waves, Mechanics and Materials and Electricity.

In Year 13 you will study Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics, Fields and their Consequences and Nuclear Physics.  Students then have a choice of options to study either Astrophysics or Medical Physics.

How will I be assessed for this course?

· In Year 12 you will complete an internal examination.

· In Year 13 you will sit three examinations.

· You will be assessed on your investigative and practical skills throughout the course.