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Physics A Level (WJEC) at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe

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Course content

Physics seeks to understand the nature of the world in which we live and has offered startling new insights into the way the universe works.Quantum mechanics, relativity, particle physics, chaos theory, astronomy and space science have all revolutionised human knowledge, and are the subject of new and exciting research. Practical work is an essential feature of Physics and as such is integral to the content. Practical assessment represents 20% of the final mark. A wide range of topics are studied, for example, motion, energy and charge, waves and particles, practical physics, oscillations and fields, electromagnetism and nuclei. Physics provides opportunities to consider a range of applications in areas of engineering and technology. Candidates will study basic physics, kinematics, optics, vibrations, alternating currents, and basic thermodynamics. The quest for the meaning in life, truth and ultimate values is central to the study of physics and in particular, provides opportunities to consider, from a historical perspective, how experimental work has developed and modified physical theories (e.g. quantum physics, radioactivity, probing matter.) In this way candidates can appreciate the contributions of individuals to major conceptual developments

Future opportunities

Studying Physics along with courses such as Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Electronics, Design and Technology, Music Technology or Languages provides a gateway to a wide range of careers (Engineering, Electronics, Medicine, Aerospace industry, Communica

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Please see school 6th form prospectus

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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