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Physics at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study Physics ?

Physics is the subject that provides you with the Theory of Everything and answers the most important question of all; Why?

Physics will take you on a journey from the fundamental building blocks of matter to the forces that hold galaxies and the whole universe together. It will give you grounding in general physics concepts, dealing with forces and motion plus the more abstract concepts involved with electricity, waves and WIMP’s. It may delve deeper into the realms of Astrophysics or take you back in time to the important experiments that have enhanced our lives today.

Studying Physics will enhance your practical and analytical skills and is ideal if you are considering a career in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Medicine or even Archaeology.

Physics is a traditional subject that is valued by academic institutions and employers due to the challenges it demands of its students.

Features of the Course:

Physics is the science that leads us to new technologies that will shape our future. Learning about important theories is backed up by a significant amount of practical work to develop your analytical skills and also provide further enjoyment.

 

Topics covered for AS qualification:

1. Measurements and their errors

2. Particles and radiation

3. Waves

4. Mechanics and materials

5. Electricity

AS Assessment in Year 1:

2 Examinations: 2 x 1 hour 30 minute papers topics 1-5 in both papers

 

Topics covered for A level qualification:

 

1. Measurements and their errors

2. Particles and radiation

3. Waves

4. Mechanics and materials

5. Electricity

6. Further Mechanics and thermal physics

7. Fields and their consequences

8. Nuclear physics

Options:

9. Astrophysics

10. Medical physics

11. Engineering physics

12. Turning points in physics

13. Electronics

A level Assessment in Year 13

Examinations: 1 x 2 hour paper (34%) topics 1-5

1 x 2 hour paper (34%) topics 6-8

1 x 2 hour paper (32%) practical skills and the option unit

Entry requirements

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • Two B grades or above from relevant science subjects and grade B or above in Maths.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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