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A-Level

Physics

Physics involves the study of the universe. It is essential to our understanding of the world around us and challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and quantum mechanics.

Exam Board

OCR

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades 6-6 in combined science or a grade 6 in physics (if studied as a separate science) and a GCSE grade 6 in maths.

Assessment

  • 100% Exams
An introduction to Physics Presentation About this course

What is physics?

Physics involves the study of the universe. It is essential to our understanding of the world around us and challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and quantum mechanics.

 

What will I study?

The course content is split into six modules; module one is development of practical skills; module two covers the foundations of physics; module three focuses on forces and motion and module four studies electrons, waves and photons. In year 13 students’ complete module five which is the Newtonian world and astrophysics along with module six which is particles and medical physics. Lessons will incorporate an extensive range of experimental work to enhance the learning experience.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Physics Olympiad competition opportunities
  • Events for the HE+ programme
  • Support for the physics aptitude test for applicants to Oxford University
  • Regular guest speakers

 

What can it lead to?

The analytical, numerate and critical skills developed in physics open up a wealth of career opportunities from mathematical, scientific, medical and computing areas to the business and financial professions.

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