Physics A Level at Cardinal Newman College
Physics is unique. No other subject allows you to gain such a deep understanding of the way the world works. Physics is both the everyday and the extraordinary, from explaining why the sky is blue, to understanding quantum theory and Einstein’s relativity. A Level Physics combines practical investigations and experiments with theoretical ideas, giving you the skills to logically analyse and solve problems; skills which can be applied to any scientific or mathematical challenge.
Your first year will consist of five topic areas; Particles and Radiation, Waves, Mechanics and Materials, Electricity and Practical and Measurement Skills. Within these topics you will learn about subatomic particles like the quark and the neutrino, gain a basic understanding of quantum theory and current electricity, and cover forces and mechanics including projectile motion.
At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least grade 6 in GCSE Maths and at least a grade B in both GCSE Core and Additional Science, or grade B in GCSE Physics.
NOTE Students are strongly encouraged to take AS Mathematics if they choose to study AS Physics.
An A Level in Physics is highly regarded by employers and universities. Our students go on to study a very wide range of courses. From Physics courses such as Astrophysics and Cosmology to Aeronautical, Motorsport or Acoustic Engineering, Medical Physics, Architecture, Geophysics and Computing.
Over a working lifetime, the average Physics graduate earns 30% more than someone holding just A Levels. Physicists also compare well with other graduates: immediately after graduation, students that studied physics generally start on salaries between 14% and 18% higher than the average graduate.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman College directly.