Physics at Palmer's College
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.