A Level Physics

Course description 

A-Level Physics provides students the opportunity to really develop their understanding of how the world around them works. Lessons are based around the OCR-A Specification, although we go beyond the confines of the syllabus at times. This rigorous course is well regarded and gives students a holistic and in-depth knowledge of the subject.  

In addition to comprehensive theoretical lessons we have time to extend pupils with a huge variety of practical work to support their learning. Indeed, for the A Level course students are required to carry out a number of compulsory experiments to show that they have developed their lab skills.  

Further details of the specification can be found by following the link below. https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/physics-a-h156-h556-from-2015/

Requirements for A Level Physics 

Pupils must have attained at least a grade 8 in GCSE or IGCSE Physics.  A GCSE or IGCSE grade of 8 or more in Maths is also essential and students will find that studying A level Maths alongside their Physics is advisable. 

Assessment Structure 

A Level, Paper 1: Modelling Physics (2 hr 15 min). 37% 

A Level, Paper 2: Exploring Physics (2 hr 15 min) 37% 

A Level, Paper 3, Synoptic paper (1 hr 30 min), 26% 

Potential Careers 

Physics is a well-respected and intellectually challenging subject. Physics graduates go onto a wide variety of careers from banking and finance to industry to teaching. An A Level in Physics will be looked upon favourably by many university admissions tutors across a breadth of courses but is usually a prerequisite for engineering courses, and single or joint honours Physics degrees. 

Contact for further information 

Mr Adam Hicks: adh@wellingtoncollege.org.uk