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Physics at SLA

Exam Board: OCR (H556)

What is Physics?

Physics is the science of how matter interacts, and it ranges from the very smallest particles right up to the study of the universe itself. There is an emphasis on predicting behaviour and testing through observation and measurement.

What subjects combine with Physics?

Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, and Computer Science.

What Careers and University courses can Physics lead to?

Physics students can pursue further study at university in Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Science or Computer Science degrees. However, the analytical skills developed make Physics a highly sought-after qualification in other careers such as Medicine, Computer Programming, research into Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property, Finance and Economics.

The Exam

Final Exam Structure
Paper One
Paper Two
Paper Three
AS Level
Breadth in Physics
Depth in Physics
(1 hour 30 mins - 50%)
(1 hour 30 mins - 50%)
A Level
Modelling physics
Exploring physics
Unified physics
(2 hours 15 mins - 37%)
(2 hours 15 mins - 37%)
(1 hour 30 mins - 26%)
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