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Physics at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Course description

Outline A-Level Examination:

Paper 1 Measurement and errors Mechanics and Materials Electricity Radioactivity and Particle Physics Waves 34% Examination:

Paper 2 Further Mechanics Thermal Physics, Fields and their consequences Nuclear Physics 34% Examination:

Paper 3 Engineering Physics Practical skills. 32%

Course content

The Physics course builds and expands upon many of the key concepts established in GCSE Science.

We engage in a range of learning experiences, such as role playing (excitation of atomic electrons and electron energy levels, for example), student presentations, model making, collaborative learning techniques, electronic student feedback (e.g. Socrative), problem solving, especially using past paper questions. Asking and answering questions are crucial elements of the learning experience.

Physics at A-Level aims to develop essential knowledge and understanding of the applications of Physics and to develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment. To allow you to appreciate how Physics has developed and is used in present day society.

Entry requirements

Maths and Physics GCSE at grade B is essential (or Dual Award Science BB).

Future opportunities

Physics equips you with the ability to embark upon a wide range of courses and careers: from nanotechnology to stock market analysis, from geophysics to astronautics. The most popular courses followed by students tend to be in the fields of Physics, the Sciences, Medicine or Engineering.

Whatever career path you choose, with Physics you will be in a strong position to build on new opportunities.

Recent students have gone on to study Physics at Bristol, Lancaster and Warwick Universities, Engineering at Sussex University and Medicine at Southampton.

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: 16 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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