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Physics at The Blandford School

Course description

Physics is surely the most fundamental of the sciences. It considers the very large (why is the universe expanding) as well as the very small (what are the particles which make up an atom’s nucleus). Physics provides:  The basis of our understanding of the Universe. Physics reveals the fundamental physical processes within it.  A means of fulfilling the human desire to find out how things work. Physics provides a basis for much modern technology and engineering.  It is certainly the most fascinating subject. Data and images are necessary to develop the new ideas, and developments in physics have provided them. Mobile telephone networks, the internet and the Hubble Space Telescope were all developed by physicists. When combined with applications from design and technology, physics forms the basis of much of what we refer to as engineering. It is much more than a science. Physics forms the basis for the development of new technology. Successful creativity and innovation require a good understanding of the subject to bring new technology to its full potential. Whatever course you decide to take, do not neglect the joys, delights and satisfaction that taking physics can give.

Course content

AS Unit 1 Particles, Quantum Physics and Electricity. Unit 2 Mechanics, Materials and Waves. Unit 3 Investigative Student Assignment. A2 Unit 4 Fields and Further Mechanics. Unit 5a Nuclear and Thermal Physics. 5b Option topic chosen from Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Applied Physics or Discoveries in Physics. Unit 6 Investigative Student Assignment.

Entry requirements

A in GCSE Science / Physics and Maths, but you will be considered with B Grades.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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