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Physics A Level at St Edmund Campion Catholic School

Course description

Physicists use the laws they uncover to develop new materials, machinery, and technology to improve our lives and help us explore the universe further. A Physicist is driven by an intellectual curiosity to understand the world around them.

If you are intrigued by the following questions:

Why is the sky blue? Why on a hot day do mirages form? How does the sun keep something as big as a planet in its hold despite being millions of miles away? Or even if you just think that pendulums swinging back and forth are oddly satisfying, then Physics is for you! Physics is a difficult subject, no doubt, but it comes packaged with the fact that it earns you respect and will open doors and opportunities to you. Stop thinking about whether to take Physics or not and take a quantum leap into the world around you.

Course content

Year 12 – Topics include: particles and radiation, waves, mechanics, electricity and materials. You are also examined on your practical skills both through the exam papers and by producing a log book which will give you a separate grade for your practical skills.

Year 13 – Includes the AS units as well as extra topics such as further mechanics, thermal physics, nuclear physics, along with an optional unit in either astrophysics, medical physics, engineering physics, turning points in physics or electronics. At the end of the two-year course, there are three exam papers covering all the content.

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Entry requirements

B in GCSE Physics

6 in Maths GCSE

Future opportunities

A Level Physics is the foundation for a range of degree level subjects including astrophysics, electrical and mechanical engineering, medicine, nanotechnology technology, marine engineering, geophysics, optometry, physics, nuclear physics, radiography, pharmacy, geology, earth sciences. Physics is considered by many universities and employers to be a difficult A-Level and as such, is sought after for many academic courses and careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edmund Campion Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2017
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