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Physics - A and AS Levels What are the main features of this course? The first year is the AS level course and covers: forces and motion, electrons and photons, waves, and experimental skills. Students who want to achieve the A level then take the second year, which builds on the first year's work. The second year includes: fields, forces and energy, cosmology, medical physics, nuclear physics and experimental skills. Hours of Lessons per Week : 4.7 Indicative Group Size : 18 How is the course assessed? There are written examinations in January and June for both the AS and A2 courses. Practical tests are set throughout the course and count for 20% towards your overall grade. Who should study this course? Students should have a minimum of five GCSEs at C or better including Mathematics, English Language, Science and Additional Science (or Physics). Applied Science is not a suitable qualification with which to start this course. AS and A level Physics involve a good deal of mathematical problems solving so students must have at least a grade C (ideally a grade B) in Maths from the Higher paper (not Foundation). We would not advise students to study 'A' level Physics if they are not also going to take 'A' level Mathematics. Where can I go next? A level Physics is essential for degree courses in Physics and Engineering. It is acceptable or desirable for many other degree courses such as Optometry, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Computer Science and Mathematics. Exam Board: OCR

Physics - A and AS Levels What are the main features of this course? The first year is the AS level course and covers: forces and motion, electrons and photons, waves, and experimental skills. Students who want to achieve the A level then take the second year, which builds on the first year's work. The second year includes: fields, forces and energy, cosmology, medical physics, nuclear physics...

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