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Physics at Teign Academy

Course description

The aim of the course is to: Develop your interest in, and enthusiasm for, Physics, including developing an interest in further study and a career in Physics. Develop an essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Physics and how they relate to each other. Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of practical skills, knowledge and understanding of ‘How Science Works’. Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the science contributes to the success of the economy and society.

Entry requirements

recommend A/A* grades in Additional Science or GCSE Physics. Students achieving a grade B on Higher Tier will be considered in consultation with their Science teachers. A grade A/A* in Mathematics will also be required.


AS Level Unit G481 Mechanics (30% of AS, 15% of A2) Unit G482 Electrons, Waves and Photons (50% of AS, 25% of A2) Unit G483 Practical Skills 1 (20% of AS, 10% of A2) A Level Unit G484 The Newtonian World (15% of A2) Unit G485 Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics (25% of A2) Unit G486 Practical Skills 2 (10% of A2)

Future opportunities

Physics is a highly respected subject and is often required for high status careers that do not seem connected to the subject e.g. veterinary surgeon, pilot, stockbroker, doctor. More typical careers would be meteorologist, geophysicist, medical physicist, astronomer and several engineering disciplines e.g. mechanical, electrical, electronic, civil and marine engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teign Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years