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Physics at Palmer's College

Course description

Physics is interesting; lessons are varied and the topics covered diverse – literally from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the structure of the Universe. It is a challenging subject, requiring the development of a real understanding of why the natural world behaves the way it does. It is a useful subject, both in terms of having led to the development of many technologies key to modern life and in terms of developing valuable skills in those that study the subject. 

Course content

Forces and motion, energy, electrical circuits, materials, light and sound waves, particle physics, electromagnetism, astrophysics. You need to enjoy thinking, solving problems and asking questions. You must also enrol to study an advanced Maths course or A-level Chemistry.

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs and two Bs at GCSE which must include a B grade in Maths, a C grade in English language and a B grade in either GCSE Physics or in both Core and Additional Science.

Future opportunities

The knowledge, understanding and skills, particularly analysis, problem solving and logical reasoning make physicists highly sought after in a wide variety of careers. These include: engineering, medical physics, research and development, finance, computing, journalism and law. Our Physics students have progressed on to university to study Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Accounting/Finance.

Further information

Students are strongly recommended to study any of the AS Maths courses or AS Chemistry to support their Physics course.

More information is available from the College website.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.