Department leader: Alice Gibbs

At Key Stage 5 we offer the AQA A-level Physics (7408). This course is a two year A-level course. During the course students will study:

  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics
  • Astrophysics (selected option)

Alongside this students will also be taught practical skills, including the measurement of error, and they will complete twelve required practical tasks to gain the accreditation in this are.

Students studying the A-level physics course will be loaned a text book which they will need during every lesson. There are also other books that would help them with the course as well as providing wider reading. These titles are listed below.

  • AQA Physics 2 year student book by Jim Breithaupt. ISBN: 978-0198357728
  • AQA Physics revision guide by Jim Breithaupt. ISBN: 978-0198351894
  • Big Bang by Simon Singh. ASIN: B00NBO3ZRW
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. ISBN: 978-0857501004
  • Six not-so-easy pieces by Richard Feynman. ISBN: 978-0465025268

Below are some useful websites for the course.

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