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Physics at The New Sixth Bath

Course description

This course aims to provide insights into how the Universe works. The subject is both fascinating and complex and is ideal for anyone who wants to challenge themselves.

AS Level:

Unit 1: Mechanics. Forces and motion, such as how parachutes stop a fighter jet , work and energy including the work of Gallileo.

Unit 2: Electrons, Waves and Photons. Building circuits, looking at wave/particle duality and the work of Planck and Einstein.

Unit 3: Practical Skills in Physics. The following skills are assessed: competence, measurement, analysis and evaluation, observation and interpretation.

A2 Level:

Unit 4: The Newtonian World. To include circular motion and gravity.

Unit 5: Field, Particles and Frontiers of Physics. Ideal gases, magnetic fields and nuclear physics fusion, fission and radioactivity, modelling the Universe and discussing its future.

Unit 6: Practical Skills in Physics 2. The following skills are assessed: physical ideas, methods, communica-tion, observation and measurement, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and manipulation.

Entry requirements

Students will have a minimum of a grade B in GCSE Physics or Additional Science. They will also have a minimum grade B in mathematics, although higher grades would be preferred. They will have an interest in science, particularly physics.

Studying Physics at A level will provide students with a wealth of opportunities in all branches of engineering, scientific research, medicine or astronomy. Employers value the analytical and logical mind of the physicist and the rigour of this A level would be welcome on almost any course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The New Sixth Bath directly.

Last updated date: 04 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • The New Sixth is located at the southern gateway to the World Heritage City of Bath with beautiful views towards the Severn estuary and over Bath. Access to the Sixth Form is easy as it is on main bus routes and next to the Bath Park and Ride terminus making it an easy destination for students.