Physics


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study Physics?

  • I want to learn about the scientific principles behind today’s exciting technology
  • I want to study a course which is demanding but interesting
  • I want a qualification that opens doors in a wide range of exciting careers
  • It is an excellent starting point if I am considering a career in Science, Engineering or Technology.

What does the course consist of?

  • A study which encompasses the very smallest things (quarks) to the very largest (The Universe) and everything in between
  • Year 1 covers familiar areas such as electricity, waves and mechanics as well as some new ideas like quantum physics
  • Year 2 takes the course into gravitational fields, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. Many of the fundamental ideas come together when we explore atomic physics in depth.

How is this course assessed?

  • By examination and assessment of required practical assignments.

What might this course lead on to?

  • The demand for students with a Physics qualification is very high and, therefore, nearly all students who achieve A Level Physics go on to university. Most of these study science based degrees
  • Many universities offer attractive bursaries for high achieving students taking Physics and/or Engineering.
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