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Physics at St Martin's School Brentwood

Course description

This modular course is designed to deliver a balance of Classical and Contemporary Physics and will include the assessment of practical skills. The course is designed to encourage students to: develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for physics, develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works and develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Physics and how they relate to each other.

The course begins with a study of Mechanics considering the laws and relationships of: force, motion, work and energy. Assessed practical work is undertaken throughout the course and learning through experiment, as well as theory, develops skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding.

The second module, Electrons, Waves and Photons studies the areas of: Electric current, resistance, DC circuits, waves and Quantum Physics.

The practical approach to learning continues into the second year when topics include: studies of The Newtonian World and Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics.

The first Module, The Newtonian World begins with study of Newton’s laws, momentum, Circular motion and oscillations and Thermal physics.

The second module involves the study of Electric and magnetic fields, Capacitors and exponential decay, Nuclear physics, Medical imaging and Modelling the universe

Entry requirements

Physics B and an average of 5.7 points including Maths C


Physics A and Maths A and an average of 5.5 points.


Double Award Combined Science BB, an average of 5.7 points including Maths B

Also preferred Maths B

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin's School Brentwood directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years