- Course Code: 9536
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: Oxford, Cambridge & RSA.
Physics is one of the most exciting and interesting subjects you can study and it is crucial in understanding the world around us. Discoveries in physics have led to revolutionary inventions, including light bulbs, aeroplanes and the internet, and will certainly contribute to future technological innovations. Physicists study the universe from the smallest subatomic particles to the largest galaxies, combining imagination with systematic reasoning to unlock many of the universe’s secrets.
- What will I study?
In the first year, you will study:
- Development of practical skills in physics
- Fundamental data analysis
- Physics in action
- Understanding processes
In the second year, you will study:
- Rise and fall of the clockwork universe
- Field and particle physics
- Entry Requirements
In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements (5 Cs at GCSE or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs), you will also need a minimum of a GCSE Grade 5 in Maths.
It is expected that students choosing A-Level Physics concurrently study A-Level Mathematics in order to fully understand, access and achieve success on the physics course. It should be noted that A-Level Mathematics is also an essential entry requirement to study Physics or Engineering at the majority of universities.
- How will I be assessed?
There are 2 written exams in year one and three written exams in year two alongside a series of practical endorsements.
- What can I do next?
Further Study at university in a wide range of Physics disciplines from the medical to the astronomical.
Physics is also a firm grounding for further study in Engineering, Electronics, Computing, Mathematics and other core Sciences. Physics is unrivalled at providing analytical skills, which are highly transferable to a wide range of other subjects.
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