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Physics at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

Physicists are curious to understand how the universe works, and often use this to improve our lives through the application of physics in technology. Physics influences everything from cancer treatment, computers and phones to sportswear, renewable energy and weather forecasting. This course will vastly expand your knowledge and will develop in you an analytical and enquiring approach to your surroundings.


Course content

Year 1:  Measurements and their errors, including use of SI units and their prefixes, limitations of physical measurement, estimation of physical quantities 2. Particles and radiation, including constituents of the atom, particle interactions, collisions of electrons with atoms 3. Waves, including progressive waves, interference, diffraction 4. Mechanics and energy, including projectile motion, Newton’s laws of motion 5.  Electricity, including current/ voltage characteristics, circuits, electromotive force and internal resistance.

Year 2: 6.  Further mechanics and thermal physics, including periodic motion, thermal energy transfer, molecular kinetic theory model 7. Fields,  including Newton’s law of gravitation, orbits of planets and satellites, magnetic flux density 8.  Nuclear physics, including evidence for the nucleus, radioactive decay, nuclear instability Plus one option.

Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 5, including a 5 in Maths and a 6 in Physics or Science GCSE.


100% exam

Future opportunities

As well as leading to further study and careers in science and engineering, the strong analytical skills that physicists develop make them attractive to a wide range of employers including those in the financial sector. Many UCTC students go on from this course to study physics or engineering at university This highly regarded A Level leads to a very wide range of opportunities.

Further information

Course Leader:


Mr Chris Brooks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years