Physics at Bedlingtonshire Community High School
By the end of the course you will have learnt about:
- fundamental particles, radiation, em radiation, quantum phenomena, current electricity.
- mechanics, materials, waves.
- further mechanics, gravitation, electric fields, capacitance, magnetic fields.
- radioactivity, nuclear energy, thermal physics, discovery of the electron, wave-particle duality, special relativity.
Skills, knowledge and understanding
- Use theories, models and ideas to develop and modify explanations
- Pose your own scientific questions, use appropriate methods, including ICT, to answer scientific questions and solve scientific problems
- Carry out experiments and investigations
- Analyse and interpret data
- Consider ethical issues in the treatment of humans
The topics covered at AS and A level are at a much greater depth than those covered at GCSE and as a consequence the approach to learning these must include increased independent study. This will include:
- Reading around the subject both prior to and after the lesson.
- Researching given topics.
- Being able to manage your time.
Entry requirements are open to negotiation with individual students once final GCSE results are known, but as a general rule:
- For students wishing to take only the Year 12 AS-level course, grade C (or better) in GCSE Science AND grade C (or better) in GCSE Additional Science are expected.
- For students intending to take the full two year A-level course, grade Bs (or better) in both GCSE courses are advisable.
- Given the highly Mathematical nature of these courses, a grade B (or better) in GCSE Mathematics is advisable.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedlingtonshire Community High School directly.