The course builds upon GCSE Physics to explore in more detail topics like force, materials, particles,
electricity, simple harmonic motion and fields. There is also an option during year 13 to chose to study in more detail things like medical physics, astrophysics, engineering physics, turning points in Physics or electronics.
The Physics department will enter students for the AS qualification as well as the A-level
AS – 2 written papers each 1 hour 30 minutes
A Level – 3 written papers each 2 hours
Students studying GCSE Combined Sciences need to have achieved a minimum Grade 6-6. Students studying GCSE Separate Sciences need at least two Grade 6s and a Level 5 (with one of the 6s being in Physics). Students also need to have achieved a Grade 6 in Maths.
The skills gained from studying Physics opens up many future career pathways. Engineering and Science degrees , any Maths related courses. The course will also help you develop many skills that employers across many industries are looking for