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Physics at King Alfred's Academy

Course description

The course builds on and extends much of the classical Physics from GCSE, going into greater depth but also using prior knowledge to deal with more sophisticated problems. Many new areas of classical Physics are introduced. However the course also shows why classical theories fail to provide solutions to some problems, and explains how modern theories have moved our understanding forwards, for example through quantum theory and Particle Physics. During the course you will:

  • discover that learning Physics is an enjoyable, rewarding and challenging activity
  • use Physics in the context of up-to-date ideas and applications
  • use and develop powers of critical and imaginative thinking about Physics problems
  • discover how Physics plays a part in our lives, how Physics is used in engineering and technology, and how Physics research extends our understanding of the world at a fundamental level.

  • Entry requirements

    Typically students need at the very least 5 or more GCSE’s at grade C or above to be successful on an Advanced Course. There are more than 30 subjects to choose from though some may require more than a C grade.

    Students wishing to study this subject will need to achieve a minimum of 5 A* - B GCSE qualifications in subjects with a significant numeracy and scientific content (e.g. Maths, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business). In addition they will require at least a C grade GCSE in English Language.

    The course is designed to build on GCSE. The introductory topics in the first module have been written to bridge the gap between GCSE and AS level study.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Alfred's Academy directly.

    Last updated date: 04 September 2014
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years