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OVERVIEW

If you want to know how everything from the universe to atoms work, be able to calculate your own wavelength and understand why this page is a figment of your imagination; plus, you are prepared to work hard and you enjoy practical work, then try the OCR Advanced GCE in Physics A Level course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students following the A Level course are expected to gain the following grades in Science (Physics) and a Grade 6 or above in Maths GCSE:

Separate Sciences: Grade 6 in Physics, Grade 5 in Chemistry and Biology

Science Trilogy: Grade 6

Those intending to study Physics at A Level should ideally choose to study A Level Maths. Further Maths is recommended for students who intend to pursue Physics or Engineering at Degree level.

COURSE DETAILS

Examination Board: OCR Physics A Level Course

THE EXAMINATIONS

For the full A Level there are 3 written exams to be taken at the end of the 2 year course. ‘Modelling Physics’ and ‘Exploring Physics’ are each worth 37% of the A Level and are 2 hour 15 minute papers. ‘Unified Physics’ is a 1 hour 30 minute exam constituting 26% of the A Level. A non-examined practical endorsement is also awarded on successful completion of the practical work set across the course.

FURTHER EDUCATION AND CAREERS

It is an excellent course for those wanting to go on to study Physics, Engineering and many other related subjects. It is also a very useful and highly valued qualification for a wide range of possible career choices from the financial sector to the medical industry and the military.

RESULTS

A Level 2009-2016: 100% Pass Rate.

FURTHER ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Mr Davis

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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

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Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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