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Physics A Level at Holy Family Catholic High School

Course description

Advanced Level Physics is an important requirement for many areas of future study. In addition to scientific, engineering and environmental applications, Physics is becoming increasingly important in medicine in the treatment of cancer and non-invasive surgery. Physics is a challenging and enjoyable subject and requires sound mathematical and logical skills. Physics is the study of the fundamental laws of nature.

Physics is at the heart of:
the beginning of the universe
black holes & neutron stars
scanning the brain
aerodynamics of aircraft
satellite images
machines smaller than a pinhead
and much, much more ………...
It is also an exciting and challenging experience.

Course content

During this course you will be studying: Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity. Unit 2: Mechanics, Materials and Waves. Unit 3: ISA (Internally assessed experiment that is related to a physics-based visit or a case study of the application of physics).

Unit 4: Fields and further mechanics. Unit 5: Nuclear and Thermal Physics. Unit 6: Experimental Physics (Internal assessment of an experiment).

Entry requirements

At GCSE you should achieve a minimum of Grade B in the Single Science qualification or a grade A in the Physics component of Additional Science. An APS (average point score) of 43+ is recommended.
Min. grade B in Maths.

Future opportunities

Physics A Level is a very useful qualification and can lead to a very wide range of careers. This includes Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Material technology, Forensic science, Engineering, Meteorology and Medical Physics. Physics A Level is also complementary with intended careers in Medicine, Mathematics, Computing, Finance, Law, Accountancy and many more areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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