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Physicists explore the Universe. Their investigations range from particles that are smaller than atoms to stars that are millions and millions of kilometres away. The reward of studying physics is not only a satisfied curiosity, but a better understanding of the physical world. As Physics is a science, practical work is an important element of the course.

The course has been developed for students who wish to continue their study of Physics after GCSE. It builds on knowledge gained at GCSE, adding considerable depth and breadth. 


Course Structure:

Students take three units of assessment for AS and a further three for A2. AS and A2 combined constitute the full Advanced GCE qualification. Practical skills are assessed through coursework tasks.











  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Energy


The Newtonian World

  • Newton’s Law and momentum
  • Circular motion
  • Thermal Physics



Electrons, waves and photons

  • DC circuits
  • Quantum physics
  • Waves


Field, particles and the frontiers of physics

  • Electric and magnetic fields
  • Nuclear physics
  • Medical imaging
  • Modelling the Universe


Practical skills in Physics 1




Practical skills in Physics 2



Some students may wish to follow a Physics course for only one year to broaden their curriculum. The AS Physics specification has been designed to meet the needs of such students. Others continue for a further year extending their course to Advanced GCE.


Mrs A Richards BSc (Ed) (Hons) PGCE


A Quote from Stover

In factum fidelis, in veneratio videlicet

In action faithful, in honour clear

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