Why Should You Take This Course?
Physics is an interesting and rewarding subject, but one that requires commitment. This is a challenging Course and should not be undertaken half-heartedly. High grades can be obtained if you are diligent and have the ability to use reasoning rather than rote learning. It is highly recommended that you study A Level Maths alongside Physics.
The AS year covers Particles, Radiation and Quantum Phenomena Particles, Mechanics, Current Electricity, Elastic Properties of Solids and Waves.
The second year of A Level covers a wide range of topics including: Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Instability as well as an option, presently Astrophysics.
Practical skills are developed within the content covered through key experimental investigations and are assessed in the end of the Course exam papers.
How will I be assessed?
Both AS and A Level are assessed through written exams at the end of each Course. All A Level exams are taken at the end of the second year.
Are there any special expenses?
We will use an online resource containing several past exam papers with mark schemes and many other useful documents. Students will need to access a PC outside of the lesson and will be expected to print out homework documents.
It is recommended students purchase a personal text book for each year. AS costs approximately £25 and A Level is £50.
What could I do next?
Physics is an essential part of any engineering Course, as well as branches of Physics and Theoretical Physics. It is also of value in any subject that involves mathematical modelling, such as Finance and Computer Simulations.