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Physics A Level at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College

Course description

The study of science fires students’ curiosity about phenomena in the world around them and offers opportunities to find explanations. It engages learners at many levels, linking direct practical experience with scientific ideas.

Course content

The course offers good continuity of learning following on from the Science GCSEs offered in years 10 and 11. Students will study Physics on the Go covering mechanics and materials; Physics at Work covers electricity, waves and the nature of light; Exploring Physics involves an experiment based on an application of Physics. Physics on the Move covering fields, particles and further mechanics; Physics from Creation to Collapse covers thermal energy, nuclear decay, oscillations and astrophysics; Experimental Physics involves planning, carrying out and analysing the outcome of an experiment.

Entry requirements

Students entering the Form who have not attained grade C or above in GCSE English or Mathematics will be required to re-take those subjects in Year 12 to acquire the C or above result.

Future opportunities

Progression into Higher Education can take place on Physics related courses such as Astrophysics. In addition to Maths, Physics is also required by many universities for a wide range of engineering courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks' Dyke Tennyson College directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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