Course Level: A Level GCE

Exam Board: OCR

Specification link: Click to View

Entry requirements: GCSE Grade 7 in Physics/Combined Science & Grade 6 in Maths

Course Description

Content is split into six teaching modules:

Module 1 - Development of practical skills in physics

Module 2 - Foundations of hysics

Module 3 - Forces and motion

Module 4 - Electrons, waves and photons

Module 5 - Newtonian world and astrophysi           

Module 6 - Particles and medical physics

Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5

Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6

Component 03 assesses content from all modules 1 to 6

Course Profile

Career Pathways

A Physics A level is well respected, leading to a range of university course and apprenticeships.


Job Opportunities

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/physics 

https://www.iop.org/publications/iop/2015/file_65520.pdf 

An A level in Physics could lead to a range of careers including: Aeronautics, Engineering, Medical/Health Services, Geophysics, Optometry, Tele-communications, Actuarial Science, and Accounting.


Further Reading

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce/as-a-level-gce-physics-a-h156-h556-from-2015/ 

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/224/Why-Study-Physics%3F