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Physics at Herschel Grammar School

Course description

Where is dark matter? What is dark energy? Why can we only account for 4% of the universe? What does the LHC do now that it has discovered the Higgs boson? These are some of the big questions facing Physics today. Maybe you could help find the answers!

Physics is the truly universal science. It is the rational development of experiments, observations and theories to explain the fundamental structure of all we perceive, from the smallest subatomic particle to the entire Universe. Physics deals with fundamentals - the nature of space and time, matter and energy, simplicity and complexity. Physics underpins all sciences. Many major developments in chemistry, biology, geology and medicine have been made by physicists. Physics is also the foundation of much modern technology; mobile phones, flat screen televisions and the internet to name but a few!

Albert Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge” Good Physicists are curious about how the world works, they have imagination and are persistent in their pursuit of an answer! Physics is an immensely satisfying intellectual pursuit but it is not a ‘spectator sport’. Success in AS and A2 Physics is achieved by getting involved with the business of asking questions and solving problems, many of them mathematical! The challenge of studying Physics without confidence in Maths should not be underestimated, and the study of AS/A2 Level Maths should be seriously considered.

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements for the Herschel Consortium, you will need at least a Grade A in Physics or at least a Grade A in Core and Additional Science, plus at least a Grade B in Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herschel Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years