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Physics A level at St Robert of Newminster Roman Catholic School

Course description

Physics is the most fundamental of all Sciences. From Physics you can expand naturally into the more specialised applications. It is easy to see a transition from thermodynamics and nuclear physics into Chemistry or from mechanics and materials into Engineering. The aim of Physics at St. Robert’s is to enthuse and inspire. We encourage you to question everything and develop a detailed understanding of the world around you. Physics is a well respected academic and scientific qualification which can help you onto Engineering, Medicine, Computing, Electronics and Astrophysics courses, to name but a few.


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What will you be learning?

In the first year you will build on from some topic covered lower down school, such as Electricity, Waves and Motion, but there are some brand new topics as well, such as Quantum Physics and Particle Physics.

In the second year you will, again, meet a mix of old and new with topics like Nuclear and Thermal Physics, Astrophysics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Gravitational Fields and Magnetic Fields.


Entry requirements

Triple Science Grades at B or above or BB at Dual Award and a Grade 6 in Mathematics.

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What skills will I develop?

You will develop analytical and critical thinking skills so you can apply your knowledge to unfamiliar situations and solve problems. Employers and Universities rate physics as an A level because they recognise students who do well in the subject are intelligent, logical and practical.

Physics complements most other A-level subjects, particularly Mathematics, Engineering, Technology or the other Sciences.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Robert of Newminster Roman Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2017
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