COURSE LEADER: Mr J Hoyland
Not only is Physics a fascinating subject that allows you to understand how and why things work, at A Level you will examine a broad range of concepts from Particle and Nuclear Physics to large scale Newtonian Physics. Physics as a discipline is at an exciting time. By studying these subjects you will also have a better understanding of many of the headlines that you see in the news. The course is split in to 9 topics, 8 core and 1 optional. The core components range from Particles; where you study the fundamental nature of matter ranging from quarks to the quantum behaviour of light, to Mechanics where you will learn everything from projectiles to0 Materials Science.
One optional topic from Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Turning points in Physics or Electronics will also be covered in Year 13.
A Level Physics builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills you obtained in your GCSEs.
Minimum of Grade 6 in Physics in either Trilogy Science or Separate Science Physics along with 6 or above in Maths. There is a large mathematical component to the course and it is advised that Mathematics is studied in conjunction with Physics
Universities hold Physics A level in high regard and it is a gateway subject to numerous areas of further study. It can lead to future careers in Architecture, Law, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Computing, Economics, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Mathematics and Environmental Science. It will also prepare students for industry careers such as those within the Engineering and Electronic sectors.