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“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”

Stephen Hawking, British theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author of ‘A Brief History of Time’.

Cambridge International A Level Physics 

Students of Physics A Level go on to university to read many different subjects such as mechanical and design engineering, forensic sciences, accountancy and business as well as all physical science subjects.

The course enables students to:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding and develop practical skills, including efficient, accurate and safe scientific practices
  • learn to apply the scientific method, while developing an awareness of the limitations of scientific theories and models
  • develop skills in data analysis, evaluation and drawing conclusions, cultivating attitudes relevant to science such as objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness
  • develop effective scientific communication skills, using appropriate terminology and scientific conventions • understand their responsibility to others/society and to care for the environment
  • enjoy science and develop an informed interest in the subject that may lead to further study.

The content covers thermodynamics, energy, astronomy, quantum and nuclear physics and much more.

The full specification can be viewed using the link below:

AS & A Level Physics 9702 | PDF

Important Note

Physics A Level involves a practical assessment. Students wishing to take this course will need to ensure that there is a Cambridge International School which they can access for their examinations that provides this option for private candidates.

Please contact the Charterhouse Online Admissions Team to assist with this.