Exam Board: EDUQAS
The Eduqas (formerly WJEC) Physics course will enable students to develop an understanding of the world around us from the smallest components of atoms to the vastness of space. Physics is an exciting fundamental science which develops understanding, the ability to analyse and interpret data and problem solving skills. The A Level course is divided into three components, which are examined at the end of the second year. Practical skills are developed and tested over the two years and students get a practical endorsement in addition to their A Level grade.
College entry requirements plus GCSE Grade BB in Science and Grade 5 in Mathematics (studying Maths A level is preferred)
You may wish to buy a recommended text book to help with your course. £5 required at enrolment to help cover photocopying costs. There may be small additional costs related to optional visits
Many A Level Physics students continue their studies to degree level in this or a related subject. As part of a wider programme the course provides an excellent basis for progression to any career or university course. Physics will support a career in a wide range of areas, including Engineering, any science, medicine, and anything which requires numeracy or analytical skills. Studying Physics alongside Mathematics is essential if you wish to study Physics or Engineering at University. The skills developed in this course are highly regarded as a numerate analytical foundation for many different careers.
Subjects that link particularly well with this course are Mathematics, Electronics and Chemistry. To be successful in this course students should feel confident in their ability to manipulate formulae, do calculations, draw graphs, use scientific apparatus, and make suggestions.
What are your qualifications? BSc (Hons) Physics – University of Southampton, PGCE – University of Southampton
Teaching experience? A level Physics (30+ years)
What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?
Director of Sciences Faculty, A level Physics examiner for WJEC/Eduqas
What are your hobbies/interests? Chair of governors of local school, churchwarden, classical music, rugby and American football.