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Physics at St. Katherine's School

Course description

Physics A level considers how and why things work.

The course covers:

• The theory of light as both a wave and particle (wave-particle duality)

• Calculation of the wavelength of a human

• The physics behind Einstein’s Nobel Prize

• Special relativity

• Use radioactive sources

• Half –life

• Our place in the universe

• Antimatter

• How a TV works

• The coldest temperature ever

• How air balloons work

• Car Crashes

Entry requirements

Physics A level is very different from GCSE Science. There is much less remembering facts and much more about asking WHY?

GCSE grade B or above in Physics or Additional Science and ideally a grade B in Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St. Katherine's School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years