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Physics A Level at Tor Bridge High

Course description

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
and logic.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 17 January 2018

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