You will study topics which reflect modern developments in, and applications of, Physics including:
• Particles and quantum phenomena
• Radioactivity and nuclear energy
• Waves and fields
A minimum of a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths and two Grade 6s within GCSE Combined Science. Students must also study A Level Mathematics.
Your lessons will involve theoretical work, practical activities and problem solving. You will be provided with excellent resources and student notes. Physics is mathematical at A Level so you will be required to take Maths A level as one of your subject choices. During the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of enrichment activities which may include trips, masterclasses at universities, Nuffield placements and engineering conferences.
Physics provides a firm foundation for a variety of courses at university and many of our students go on to study physics, maths or engineering degrees. Other popular choices include medicine, other sciences such as geology or chemistry, architecture or music technology. If you enjoy mathematics and like solving problems then physics is the right choice for you.
A stand-alone Practical Endorsement Certificate will be awarded to you by AQA on successful completion of 12 practical assessments.
There is potential for you to progress on to a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in engineering, physical sciences and medicine. You will also develop analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills that are valuable in a wide range of occupations and activities.
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