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Physics at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy

Course description

Duration: 2 Years

Physics requires an enquiring mind and a desire to see how things work and to uncover the basic rules which govern the universe. You should be a person who never accepts blindly what you are told but always looks for the evidence which backs it up.

Course content

What will I study

The world we live in has been completely transformed by the scientific developments of the last 200 years. These developments have been built upon the work of scientists like Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein who sought to discover and describe the physical laws that govern this amazing universe we live in. In GCSE Physics, you will have been introduced to some of these people and their discoveries, but A Level Physics gives you a closer look and a deeper understanding of the laws of the universe. Over the course of two years you will explore: the different properties of materials; why certain materials are used to make computers, buildings and replacement body parts the existence and behaviour of waves; how musical instruments produce their notes the wave-particle paradox how electricity is created; how early televisions were invented how atoms were discovered; what you get when you smash an atom into pieces how we have developed theories of the lives of stars and the size of the universe without ever leaving the Solar System.  


















Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSE's (or the new Grades 4 - 9)  including Grade 5 (Grade 5+) and above at GCSE Physics/Science.


First Year

Unit 1: 1 hour written exam.
Unit 2: 1 hour written exam.
Unit 3: 1 hour written exam and coursework.

Second Year

Unit 4: 1 hour 30 minute exam.
Units 5 - 9: 1 hour 30 minute exam and coursework.
Unit 10: 2 hour written exam.


Future opportunities

Many students go on to take Higher Education courses and careers which make use of Physics 'A' Level.  These include Medicine, Dentistry, Electronics, Physics and Astro Physics.

However, the skills you will develop are also highly desirable for careers in Law, finance and management

Further information

Students will be taught by at least two teachers who will employ a variety of teaching methods to enable students to reach success.  Regular assessment points will allow students to set challenging targets in order to fulfill their potential.


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: 17 October 2016
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