Physics

Entry Requirements:

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5. A grade 6-6 or above in Combined Science is essential,
as well as a grade 6 in Maths. If taking separate sciences, one of the 6’s must be in Physics.
It is highly recommended students take Maths A Level alongside this subject.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Physics is an intriguing and rewarding subject, ideal for those students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the inner workings of the universe.

Course content The first year covers particles, radiation and quantum phenomena, mechanics and materials, current electricity, and waves and optics. The second year covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics
  • Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Radioactivity and Nuclear Energy
  • An optional topic such as Astrophysics, Medical Physics, or turning points in Physics where you will study the key points in the history of the subject.

Practical skills are developed within the content covered through key experimental investigations and are assessed in the end of course exam papers.

How will I be assessed?
A Level Physics is assessed through written exams at the end of the second year.

Are there any special expenses?
Students will have access to a free, online textbook; however, it is recommended that you purchase a revision workbook. You will need to purchase a lab book and may be required to have your own lab coat and safety glasses.

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.


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