Sixth Form Applications - Now Open

Applications to join the WKGS Sixth Form can now be made and the deadline for this is February 12th 2021. Virtual meetings with the Senior Leadership Team for new students will take place throughout January.  Please click here to apply.

For more information about the WKGS Sixth Form, please click here to view our Virtual Open Event resources.

Head of Department
Dr K Hill
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE in Physics OR Combined Science and Mathematics 

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Physics?

This course will suit any student who wishes to develop their interest and enthusiasm in the physics of all that is around them; it will provide a firm scientific foundation for those wanting to make their mark in the world of science and technology in the future. Studying A-level Physics does not restrict your options, it expands them.

A-level Physics is a mixture of conceptual thinking and very practical applications. You need to be able to think about abstract ideas such as fields, but be able to apply those ideas to how, for instance, electric motors work. You will learn about everything from kinematics to relativity and many recent developments in fascinating topics, such as particle physics. Getting accurate results from experiments requires practice and competence in the use of lab equipment. Calculations are an important part of A-level Physics and you need to be comfortable with algebra. At the same time descriptive work requires you to communicate clearly. If you are interested in the limits of space, the beginning of time and everything in between, this is the subject for you. Physics is more than a subject – it trains your brain to think beyond boundaries.

What is Involved?

Year 1 (Topics 1-5)

  • Measurement and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Required practical work

Year 2

  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Required practical work

Plus one option topic (Astrophysics or Turning Points in Physics)

Assessment

Three written papers of 2 hours. Paper 1 will assess topics 1-6, paper 2 will assess topics 6-8 and paper 3 will assess the option topic as well as practical skills and data analysis.

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examination results

50%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

57%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

93%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

What we've been up to...

22Jan '21

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21Jan '21

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21Jan '21

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20Jan '21

Happier January - Day 20: Go to bed in good time and give yourself time to recharge. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VEAgb5Eoeo

19Jan '21

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18Jan '21

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18Jan '21

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18Jan '21

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17Jan '21

Happier January - Day 17: Contribute positively to a good cause or your community. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PGd0KfmhN7

16Jan '21

Happier January - Day 16: Get outside and notice five things that are beautiful. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/pQBctncu9K

15Jan '21

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14Jan '21

All #WKGSY12 Students are invited to attend the @LJMU Student Finance Webinar on Monday 25th January at 6pm. Further details about how to access the Webinar will be issued closer to the event. #WKGSCommunity💙 #LifeBeyondWKGS @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/AwSW7lVeAK

14Jan '21

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14Jan '21

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13Jan '21

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