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Physics at Teddington School

Course description

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us and the world beyond us. From the study of the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles, Physics lies at the heart of all science, engineering and much of our everyday lives. If you have an interest in the Physics topics studied at GCSE, an enquiring mind, enjoy problem solving, have mathematical ability and are up for a real challenge, then A level Physics could be for you.

Course content

Content of Course over two years:

  • 3.1 Measurements and error, 3.2 Particles and radiation, 3.3 Waves, 3.4 Mechanics and materials, 3.5 Electricity, 3.6 Further mechanics and thermal Physics (Year 2), 3.7 Fields and their consequences (Year 2)
  • 3.8 Nuclear Physics (Year 2)

Option Content (Year 2: only one of these topics is chosen):

  • 3.9 Astrophysics, 3.10 Medical Physics, 3.11 Engineering Physics, 3.12 Turning points (high probability that this unit will be chosen), 3.13 Electronics

Entry requirements

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Future opportunities

Progression Routes

A qualification in Physics will allow for progression into university to study for a Pure Physics degree such as Theoretical Physics, Astro Physics and Geo Physics as well as a vast variety of Engineering disciplines such as Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Aeronautical Engineering. A qualification in Physics can also lead to a range of different career options such as Medicine, Financial Analyst, Lawyer and Video Games Designer.

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: 23 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years


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