A level Physics

A level Physics

A Level

1st Sep `22

2 years


Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Norwich

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form is a pioneering maths and science specialist sixth form - the first in the UK.

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Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Norwich

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Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form is a pioneering maths and science specialist sixth form - the first in the UK. Our students achieve some of the best results in Norfolk, with high-level teaching and support in crucial science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. Our campus brilliantly mixes the old and the new, based in Norwich's historic former fire station but with cutting-edge facilities and right in the city centre.

We are part of the Inspiration Trust, a close-knit family of schools in East Anglia, with particularly close ties with Jane Austen College - enabling us to offer humanities courses for those looking for a wider range of studies.

We also manage and operate the Angles Maths Hub, supporting and developing innovation in maths teaching at all key stages throughout East Anglia.

Facilities at this Provider:

Sir Isaac Newton is a state of the art sixth form in the fantastically renovated former fire station in the heart of Norwich city centre. Our facilities are custom-designed to support exceptional learning, and we have deliberately included open plan spaces for independent study, to give the sixth form a university campus feel.


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Jane Austen College

Type of Provider: Sixth Form Centre


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Course details

Practical skills are embedded throughout the content of the course ensuring that you develop a
range of practical skills in preparation for the written examinations.
You will be introduced to the important conventions and ideas that permeate the fabric of
physics. Understanding of physical quantities, S.I. units, scalars and vectors help our physicists
to effectively communicate their ideas and to model the motion of objects using mathematics.
You will also learn about the important connection between force and energy, appreciate how
forces cause deformation and understand the importance of Newton's laws of motion. You will
apply the important principle of conservation of energy to a range of situations.
Electrons, electric current, electrical circuits, wave properties, electromagnetic waves and, of
course, quantum physics are studied together with the fields of astrophysics and cosmology.
Assessment at the end of Year 13 takes the form of three written papers, one of which is a
synoptic paper covering content from both years. (OCR A)


Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, The Old Fire Station, 30 Bethel Street, City Centre, Norfolk, NR2 1NR

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Qualification: A Level
Exam Board: OCR

Admission details

Age: 16-19

Admissions Policy:

  1. Introduction

1.1. This document sets out the admission arrangements for Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form (“the college”) for the academic year 2020/21 and beyond.

1.2. Inspiration Trust is the admissions authority for the college.

  1. Admission numbers

2.1. The college has an agreed published admission number (PAN) of 220 pupils in year 12.

  1. Application process

3.1. Applications will be made in line with local arrangements, or directly to the institution itself. Currently, this means using the ‘Help You Choose’ website.

3.2. The college will publish specific criteria in its prospectus in relation to minimum academic entrance requirements for admission.

3.3. In addition to the general academic entry requirements, students will need to satisfy minimum entrance requirements for the specific courses for which they are applying. If applicants fail to meet the minimum course requirements they may be given the option of pursuing any alternative courses for which they do meet the minimum academic requirements.

3.4. Applicants will normally be invited for interview to discuss their application, and may be asked to undertake relevant assessments. Applicants will normally be asked to provide a reference and attendance information from their current school.

  1. Oversubscription criteria

4.1. Where there are more applicants that satisfy the relevant academic entry requirements than the number of places available and after the admission of students with an education, health and care plan naming the college, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

4.1.1. Students in the care of a Local Authority (looked after children) or previously looked after children

4.1.2.Students currently or within the last six years meeting eligibility criteria for the Pupil Premium

4.1.3. Students who have a sibling on roll at the college at the time of the proposed admission

4.1.4. Children of staff working for the college

4.1.5. Current Year 11 students at the Jane Austen College

4.1.6. Earliest receipt of application

  1. Waiting lists

5.1. In the event of oversubscription, the college will operate a waiting list until October 31 each admissions year.

5.2. Where places become available they will be allocated to students on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

  1. Appeals

6.1. Applicants refused a place have a right of appeal.

6.2. Appeals should be made in writing and addressed to the Principal, setting out the grounds for appeal. Appeals must be received by the college within 20 working days of the admissions decision.

6.3. The Principal will consider the appeal and respond in writing within 10 working days; the Principal’s decision is final.

  1. In year applications (applications for admission to the college outside the normal admissions round)

7.1. In year applications should be made directly to the college, and are subject to the same admissions criteria as stated above. In addition, the college may require additional information regarding the student’s reasons for transfer, and recent academic progress and attendance.

7.2. Transfer into Year 12 after October 31 and into Year 13 at any time will be permitted only in exceptional circumstances and is at the Principal’s discretion.

  1. Other information

8.1. If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the college, the offer of a place may be withdrawn

Entry Requirements for this Course:

Higher tier GCSE physics level 5 or higher tier combined (trilogy) science grades 5,5.
GCSE 6+ mathematics
Must also choose to study A-level maths

For entry to the school overall, you will need six or more GCSEs at grade 5+ including maths, English literature and English language


  • Graham Colman (Director of Student Engagement)
  • Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Norwich
  • 01603 280940