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Physics A Level at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

 Physics is an exciting and innovative subject which underpins many aspects of our lives. Physics empowers you with the ability to communicate complex ideas, search for patterns and step into a wide range of scientific and engineering related careers. Physics provides you with the problem solving and mathematical skills which are invaluable in the wider job market. Physicists continue to use their knowledge in many diverse areas such as geophysics, healthcare, space exploration and astrophysics, to name but a few. Our students have the opportunity to visit CERN in Switzerland where they learn first-hand from the physicists working at the cutting edge of atomic research. Past students have taken part in the Physics Olympiad and Engineering Enterprise schemes. 

Course content

Paper 1:

Core content: Waves, Mechanics, Particles and Radiation, Electricity, Measurements and their errors.

Paper 2:

Core content: Assumed knowledge from paper 1 plus Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics, Fields and their consequence, Nuclear physics. 

Paper 3:

Physics practical skills, data analysis and one topic from: Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Turning points in Physics or Electronics

Entry requirements

GCSE Core and Additional Science B, B or Physics B, 2nd Science B plus Maths 5

Assessment

1: Physics Written Paper 1: Periodic Motion (34%), Written Examination, 2hours 

2: Physics Written Paper 2: Thermal Physics (34%), Written Examination, 2hours

3: Physics Written Paper 3: Physics practical skills, data analysis and one topic from: Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Turning points in Physics or Electronics (32%), Written Examination, 2 hours

 

Future opportunities

University Courses:

Physics, Astrophysics, Engineering, Aeronautics, Accountancy, Banking, Radiography, Medical physics 

Apprenticeships:

Virgin, British Airways Thales, National Rail 

World of Work:

Students could progress from this qualification to work in the following fields: National Rail, Gatwick Airport, industries in Manor Royal, Medical, Teaching, Research, Engineering, Industry, Geology, Optical, Finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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