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Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

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Contact:Mr Cox

Physics

Physics A level

The laws of physics control the world!
Study physics and understand the universe. Physics explains how everyday-objects operate and discusses how they can be improved. Gluons, galaxies and everything in between! Deepen your understanding of the physical universe and how it affects us with a Physics A-level. Learn how objects move under the influences of forces and energy, change how electricity works and the mysterious relationship between photons and waves. In year two you cover specialised topics such as cosmology, nuclei and fundamental particles and medical physics.

What skills will I gain from studying A Level Physics?

You develop the skills necessary for further academic study, such as:

  • Strong report and essay writing
  • Very strong problem solving and numeracy
  • Study skills, including presentation skills.
  • You also improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment, including self-confidence, speaking in front of others, working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time.

Exam Board: OCR

Course summary

Paper 1

Modelling physics

(key physics skills and topics taught in Year 12)

 

Development of practical skills in physics

Foundations of physics

Forces and motion

Newtonian world and astrophysics

Paper 2

Exploring physics

(key physics skills and topics taught in Year 13)

 

Development of practical skills in physics

Foundations of physics

Electrons, waves and photons

Particles and medical physics

Paper 3

Unified physics

(synoptic paper)

 

Development of practical skills in physics

Foundations of physics

Forces and motion

Electrons, waves and photons

Newtonian world and astrophysics

Particles and medical physics

Possible career paths using A-level Physics

  • Engineering
  •  Computer science
  •  Robotics
  •  Medicine
  • Education

Where can I find out more information?

 Mr Plackowski: mplackowski@parkhall.org

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