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A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language, with grade 5 or above in Maths and Physics or grade 5:5 or above in Combined Science.
The course features topics such as electricity and mechanics that you will remember from GCSE, although they will be covered to a much greater depth and more mathematically! Other themes include positrons, neutrinos, kaons, spectra, photons, simple harmonic motion, and gravity.
Physics attempts to understand the nature of energy and matter – in other words it covers almost everything. From the unimaginably small components of matter to the mind-blowing vastness of the universe, we will give you an introduction to some of the ideas that underlie Physics and the advances we have made in understanding them. You will be able to investigate these ideas in our well-resourced Physics labs which have extensive ICT facilities.
Three exams at the end of the two year course. Practical Endorsement in Physics. This is a non-exam assessment that involves carrying out 12 different practical investigations and providing evidence for each one in a folder submitted at the end of the course.
A Physics A Level is beneficial for many careers including those in science, engineering, electronics and the medical field, but don’t forget that Physics is a highly regarded A Level whatever your future choice of career. Physics graduates are highly valued for their problem solving and numeracy. Many go on to pursue careers in Architecture, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Oceanography, Photography, Cartography, Science Broadcasting or Journalism, Computer-Aided Design, Quantity Surveying, Graphic Art and technical jobs in Media. In the world of finance Physics graduates are in even greater demand due to their transferable skills.
You can apply to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme which links teams of students with local companies to work on real, scientific, engineering and technological problems. This six month scheme provides you with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology and will help you make an informed decision about your future studies and career.
A Level Physics (Chemistry and Maths)
Previous school: Bishop's Castle Community College
Doing Physics at A Level confirmed to me that I wanted to continue it at university. It is a challenging subject, however all the hard work is worth it and very rewarding.
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