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Physics at Hagley Catholic High School

Course description

Physics is more than a subject – it trains your brain to think beyond boundaries.

Do you find yourself asking “What if?” or “Why?” or “What happens when?” Do you want to investigate the biggest of the big (what is beyond the edge of the Universe?), the smallest of the small (what is inside a quark?), and everything in between?

If you ask these sorts of questions then A-level physics might be the answer. 

Course content

Awarding body: AQA Specification: Physics A (2450). AS Y12 Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity.AS Y12 Mechanics, Materials and Waves.. AS Y12 Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics . A2 Y13 Fields and Further Mechanics A2 Y13 Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Physics

Entry requirements

Double Award Science A*-C (at least B grade is highly recommended) 

Intermediate Maths A*-C (at least B grade is highly recommended)

Assessment

There are the obvious fundamental physics principles to explore.  A successful understanding of mechanics, electricity, waves etc will open up many avenues for future careers. A thorough understanding of how to apply simple mathematics to explain complex systems such as the Earth’s climate, weather and biological systems ensures that we can bring order and predictability to seemingly chaotic or random events. Through practical work, you will develop your analytical and investigative skills so that your abilities to predict analyse and explain (3 universally important skills) are first class. But also there is the weird and bamboozling world of life on a sub atomic level- quantum mechanics to study, or the beauty and majestic intrigue of the nature of stars and beyond.

How you study

Discussion, problem solving, computer aided learning, investigation, mathematical modelling, and individual and collaborative practical work.

Future opportunities

Progression to university - Valued by industry and commerce, Physics develops analytical independent and innovative thought. Other related degree courses Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, all Physical Sciences. Our successes The pass rate in 2012 was 100%. Best AS results achieved in the last 10 years. Best A2 results achieved in the last 3 years

Further information

Valued by industry and commerce, Physics develops analytical independent and innovative thought.

Other related degree courses

Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, all Physical Sciences.

Our successes

Recent students have gone on to study Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Aerospace Systems Engineering.

Combines well with

Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and Technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hagley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 years

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