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GCSE

This qualification is a linear course that covers the following topics:

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Space physics

The Exam Board is Physics:AQA 8463 and there are two, 105 minute papers.

Why study GCSE Physics ?

Physics at the Grammar School is taught in outstanding new laboratories by highly experienced staff. The GCSE is a well regarded qualification which is designed to develop analytical and investigative skills.  It is an essential foundation for any pupil wishing to study the subject to A Level and is vital for those considering a career in the physical sciences or engineering.  The subject offers a crucial insight into how the universe works and even how it came into being.

Subject Enrichment

  • Revision / Booster Classes
  • External Lectures
  • GCSE Astronomy
  • Careers trip to the Space Centre

A Level

This qualification is a linear course that covers the following topics:

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics

We also teach the Engineering physics option.

The Exam Board is Physics AQA: 7408 and there are three papers of 90, 90 and 120 minutes.

Why study A Level Physics at the Grammar School?

The study of Physics at A Level develops many valuable skills: at the Grammar School, you will learn how to observe and describe situations and events precisely, collect reliable data, construct models to explain the observations, draw logical conclusions and make sound recommendations based upon the evidence. These transferable skills will be vital in your subsequent career, whatever the field.

Complimentary subjects are: STEM (Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, DT, and Computing)

Subject Enrichment

  • AS and A2 Olympiad and AS Astronomy Olympiad
  • Revision / Booster Classes
  • Oxbridge Preparation Classes
  • External Lectures
  • Trip to Diamond Light Source
  • Headstart Courses
  • Physics Review Magazine for Sixth Form
  • Careers trip to the Space Centre