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Physics at Prospect School

Course description

Physics is for people who take a real interest in the world around them, those who have enquiring minds and want to understand why things are the way they are. It is important that you have a general interest in Science and that you are willing to learn new skills and techniques.

Course content

During the course you will cover the following units:

  • Working as a Physicist
  • Mechanics
  • Electric circuits
  • Materials
  • Waves and Particle Nature of Light
  • Further Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Gravitational Fields
  • Nuclear Radiation
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Space

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Science Grade BB or above
  • GCSE Maths at grade 6 or above
  • B grade or higher in modules P1 and P2


100% Written Examination

Future opportunities

Physics lies at the very heart of technology and engineering. Universities highly regard Physics for entry to many degree courses and it is also useful if you decide to leave education after your ‘A’ levels. Related job areas include: engineering, astronomy, computer programming, dentistry, electronics, medical physics, medicine, meteorology, physiotherapy, radiography, telecommunications and many more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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    • At Prospect we are committed to continuous improvement and the raising of educational standards. As a Specialist College in Sports and ICT we aim to build on our current successful practice of developing young people who are physically, emotionally and educationally healthy. The concept of ‘personal best’ is used to develop students who are determined to succeed with whatever academic, sporting or personal goal they set. We are very proud to be able to offer the widest range of learning options of any school in Reading, backed up by an excellent welfare structure. We encourage and project an ethos of mutual respect and support where the diversity of people’s backgrounds is used to enrich our community and everyone is treated with equal value and care. Staff are committed to working in partnership with students and parents to widen perspectives, raise expectations, give encouragement, offer guidance and help every child achieve their personal best. We celebrate and recognise all types of achievement to build self-belief and self-esteem and to create an enjoyable and rewarding learning atmosphere. We are rightly proud of our school and students and aim to give you a flavour of what we have to offer, but in order to fully appreciate for yourself the fantastic facilities and opportunities, I would encourage you to visit us to see the school in action for yourself.