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Physics at The Fallibroome Academy

Course description

Physics is a subject that covers such diverse questions as "what is the Universe, how old is it and how did it begin?" to "how does my mobile phone work?". It attempts to create a cohesive framework that considers possible answers to the deepest philosophical questions while at the same time using those answers to invent ways of harnessing the forces of the Universe to mould a better future for humankind with technology and understanding.
Over the two years, six areas of study are developed and assessed (through both written exams and practical skills tasks). These units of work carefully balance an understanding of technological applications of Physics with the mathematical treatment of the fundamental theories which underlie them. Students study the particle description of matter and light, introducing Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics along the way; electricity; forces and motion; properties of solids, such as elasticity; nuclear processes and radioactive decay; magnetic, electric and gravitational fields. There are also components that cover ‘cutting edge’ areas of Physics, such as Fundamental Particle Physics, Cosmology and Medical Physics.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Physics or GCSE Additional and Core Science and Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics.IT IS DESIRABLE BUT NOT ESSENTIAL FOR STUDENTS TO ALSO STUDY AS LEVEL MATHEMATICS ALONGSIDE THIS SUBJECT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Fallibroome Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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