Physics A Level at Bacon's College
Physics is an extremely challenging and stimulating subject. It is the study of the universe and the laws that govern it.
Physics covers the very small: atoms and electrons, to the very large: stars and galaxies. In physics we attempt to answer the fundamental questions– how did it all begin and how will all end?
The course aims to provide, through well-designed studies of theoretical and practical Physics, a worthwhile educational experience for all students. Physics should enable applicants to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge to become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take or develop an informed interest in matters of scientific import development and as a foundation for employment or more advanced study. Over the course of the A-Level, students will develop essential knowledge and understanding in physics and, where appropriate, the applications of Physics, and the skills needed for the use of this in new and changing situations.
Physics is a human endeavour which interacts with social, philosophical, economic, industrial and environmental issues and debates. Fundamentally, we hope to sustain and develop students’ enjoyment of, and interest in, a difficult but satisfying subject. You must be prepared to be disciplined and work hard. In physics we make music, but our music is with numbers and equations. In order to study physics you must be prepared to think outside the box, to be able to analyse and deduce.
The course prepares such candidates to progress into further or higher education, to follow courses in physics, engineering, one of the other sciences or related subjects, or to enter employment where a knowledge of physics would be useful. The course also provides an interesting and stimulating experience for the candidate who does not wish to pursue the subject further.
AS-Level; Mechanics & Electrons, Waves and Protons
A2-Level: The Newtonian World, Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics, & Practical Endorsement
Physics is a mathematically as well as a theoretically demanding subject. Students must gain ‘AA’ grades in Double Award Science or ‘BBB’ in Triple Award Science, with a ‘B’ grade at GCSE Maths and English Language. You must have at least 5 A*-C grades, too.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.