Physics A Level at Tor Bridge High
Physics is the science of everything! Physics encompasses the entire universe, from the smallest particle to the largest galaxies and everything in between. This course
encourages an understanding of how things really work and why certain laws work in different situations. Tackling physics problems met in everyday life provides great
satisfaction – we become more equipped to predict when certain events will happen and why they should occur. Physics hones your skills in the application of mathematics
The early stage of the physics course requires the learning and application of the essential fundamentals of physics. The learning is greatly supported by ‘hands on’ practical activities. This gives all students the basics needed to tackle the body of the
course. At Tor Bridge High we currently follow the OCR ‘A’ specification. The course is intended to lead to an Advanced GCE Qualification in
Physics after two years. The first year will consist of:
1. Investigative and Practical Skills.
2. Foundations of Physics.
3. Forces and Motion
4. Electrons, Waves and Photons
5. Newtonian World and Astrophysics
6. Particles and Medical Physics
The teaching will include teacher led sessions, discussions, group work and presentations. There will also be practical work for learning the skills of experimental technique and scientific investigation. Tackling problems encountered by scientists and engineers in the real world will reinforce the ideas covered in theory lessons and prepare you for university.
Two or more GCSE Sciences, B or above; GCSE English and Maths at grade 5 or above.
Component 1 Modelling Physics Multiple Choice Examination.
Component 2 Exploring Physics Multiple Choice Examination.
Component 3 Unified Physics Examination
Component 4 Practical Endorsement
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tor Bridge High directly.