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Physics at The Castle School

Course description

"Physics is challenging, but if you work hard at it, it’s enjoyable": "Physics is a highly valued subject at University": so say some of the students on this year’s course. Studying Physics to AS or A2 is "really interesting" and helps you "find out why things are like they are" says another. Students interested in the world around them may find Physics is for them! Physics builds on the Science at GCSE. Topics such as forces, energy, electricity and waves are developed further in this course, along with new topics such as quantum phenomena, fields and mechanics. Physics provides an essential base for many careers, such as Engineering, and a desirable background for others such as Medicine and Computer Science.

In each year there are two theoretical units and a third unit which is an investigative practical skills assessment. Practicals are a large part of the learning experience and students will learn and practice new skills over the duration of the course.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade BB in GCSE Science (Core & Additional or Triple), plus B in Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Castle School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years