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Physics B AS (Advancing Physics) OCR at Sandown Bay Academy

Course description

Physics is the study of the basic principles that regulate the way our Universe works, from the behavious of the sub-atomic particles to how the Universe began. If you are interested in the world we inhabit and the workings of the devices we live with, then Physics is a subject you should study. The course is modular, consisting of six modules. AS Units: Physics in action •Communication •Designer Materials Understanding Processes •Waves and Quantum Behaviour •Space and Time Physics in Practice (Coursework) •Quality of Measurement (experimental) •Physics in Use (research and presentation) EXTRA FEATURES: A new course designed by the Institute of Physics with very up-to-date examples and applications. The course has a very strong IT element, including computer modelling at A2. A strong practical element. Very good exam results.

Entry requirements

A minimum of BB in Science GCSE and B in Maths GCSE.

Future opportunities

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION: Physics is often a requirement for careers relating to the Physical Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A level Physics is highly thought of by both employers and higher education institutions. SUGGESTED SUBJECT COMBINATIONS: Combines very well with Maths, particularly Maths with Mechanics and Chemistry. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Chemistry and Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Physics, which could lead onto higher education in a science related subject or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Science Technician or Electronics Engineer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandown Bay Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year