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Physics A Level at Roding Valley High School

Course description

Physics asks ‘why?’ relentlessly. Physicists don’t accept things at face value; they insist on digging deeper, uncovering the real fundamentals of Science. Physicists relish the questions that can’t easily be answered. They scrutinise the very small (as witnessed by the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland), and grapple with incomprehensible scale and painstakingly map the universe itself. This curiosity has led to huge technological advances that continue to radically change our lives — mobile phones, 3D medical scanning, the internet …

Are you interested in:

Asking the fundamental questions? Intellectual challenge? Experimental work? Problem solving? Showing universities and employers that you don’t shy away from a challenging Alevel?

Course content

Mechanics (Newtonian laws), materials and waves, electrons and photons, particles, quantum phenomena, electricity and astrophysics. Data handling, use of formulae, and numerical relationships.

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Physics include:

Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Optometry, Geology, Materials Science, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Computing

Possible career paths:

Sound technology, therapeutic or diagnostic radiology, satellite engineering, medical physics, aeronautical engineering, research science, geophysics, nuclear engineering and nanotechnology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years