ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

BB in double science at GCSE or B in physics if studying triple science and at least a B grade in GCSE Maths.

SKILLS NEEDED

You will need an excellent mathematical ability, good written communication skills and an interest in physics.

SKILLS DEVELOPED

You will develop your problem solving, mathematical and written communication skills, ability to work in a team and independently, your research, experimental and laboratory skills.

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What will I study?

This course is split into six modules; development of practical skills in physics, foundation of physics, forces and motion, electrons, waves and photons, Newtonian world and astrophysics and particles and medical physics.

 
Why study Physics?

Although this is not an easy A Level, if students have an interest in physics and are willing to work hard, then the exploration of the universe is a fascinating thing to study.

You will study a range of topics from stars, galaxies and the future of the universe, right down to subatomic particles which make up everything you can see and interact with.

 
Where will this course lead me?

University courses, especially physics, engineering, maths, architecture.

Higher level apprenticeships in engineering.

 
Assessment

You will be assessed through three exams - modelling physics (37%), exploring physics (37%), uni ed physics (26%) - as well as practical endorsements in physics.

Extracurricular activities related to this course

Additional fieldwork opportunities include coastal and city visits.

You will also be o ered the chance to attend university programme days such as ‘Climate Change Negotiations’ at the University of Bristol and University of the West of England’s Greener Futures Fair.

You will have the chance to take part in Physics Olympiad competitions, receive extra tuition for students studying for university entrance exams as well as visits to universities and scientific research centres.