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Physics at Maltby Academy

Course description

Physics is a major element of most University degrees focussing on the Engineering and most pure sciences. Physics is a requirement of many medical schools and careeers as a pilot, astronomer, or any of the medical support professions and is a highly regarded subject because it teaches practical skills, problem solving and the visualisation of abstract ideas. In this course topics to be covered include forces, waves and electricity. The Physics course will encourage students to develop an understanding of scientific methods through practical work, develop their thinking and problem solving skills, sustain and develop their enjoyment and interest in physics. The course is assessed by examined units and coursework.

Course content

What is included?

  • Motion
  • Forces in action
  • Work, energy and power
  • Charge and current
  • Energy, power and resistance
  • Electrical circuits
  • Quantum physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Nuclear and partical physics
  • Medical imaging
  • Astrophysics

Entry requirements

A minimum grade B in GCSE Physics and one other Science and a grade 6 in GCSE Maths and an entry exam

Assessment

Assessment comprises 3 written exams at the end of year 2, coursework does not contribute to overall grade

Practical skills assessed through exam format

Pupils complete 12 practical activities to demonstrate practical performance - reported separately to the A Level grade

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Future opportunities

Physics is a major element of most University degrees focusing on Engineering and most pure sciences. Physics is a requirement of many medical schools adn careers as a pilot, astronomer or any of the medical support professions e.g.radiographer. Physics is a highly regarded subject because it teaches practical skills, problem solving and the visualisation of abstract ideas.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact Mr McDowell at Maltby Academy.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 January 2017

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