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Physics at Trinity Catholic College

Course description

Physics is the study of how things work and why things happen in the way that they do, everything from the very small (particle physics) to the very large (astronomy and cosmology).

If you study GCE physics you will not learn all the secrets of the universe but you may appreciate some of the mysteries a little better, and gain a greater understanding of the world around you.

Physics starts by asking questions about things which we can easily see and examine. Things such as why do apples fall from trees or why the sky is seen as blue?

Having asked questions about everyday events we go on to examine things at the very small, atomic and subatomic level. This type of physics, known as quantum mechanics has completely altered our views of the universe and opened up possibilities for nanotechnology and the electronics of the future.

We then turn our attention to the very large and ask about some of the most dramatic and amazing events in our universe. We look at the birth and death of stars, how black holes are formed and try and understand the origins of space and time.

Entry requirements

To follow advanced level Physics successfully students should have gained a minimum of two grade C, at higher tier, in appropriate science subjects. It is expected that students will have studied Physics as a separate subject or will have followed the ‘science and additional science’ route.

Due to the mathematical nature of physics, a grade C or better in Mathematics is also required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 08 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years