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Physics at YARM SCHOOL

Course description

Physics examines the basic questions of “how” and “why” producing theories to explain what happens, while developing new and worthwhile applications. What is matter made of? Is an electron a particle or a wave? Why is the sky blue? What exactly is a CT or MRI scan? A level Physics is one of the most useful qualifications for a student intending to pursue a scientific career, and is essential for disciplines such as engineering. Physicists need to be naturally curious, able to adapt easily to new, unique – and sometimes complex – problems. A level Physics not only gives an insight into recent scientific thinking, ranging from the origin of the universe to the latest developments in Particle Physics, but also provides a worthwhile and challenging course of study.

Entry requirements

A minimum grade A is normally required in GCSE/IGCSE
Physics. Pupils with a B grade in Physics would be
considered for A-level, but unless they raise achievement
significantly they would be unlikely to progress beyond AS
level. Pupils who have taken a Dual Award course would be
expected to gain A/A grades. We would expect pupils to
also have achieved a ‘pass’ in GCSE Mathematics. Physics
does depend increasingly on a facility in Mathematics in the
Sixth Form and anyone weak in Mathematics should think
seriously before taking up Physics at AS or A-level. Students
who are also studying Mathematics at AS or A-level usually
find that they have an advantage in Physics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact YARM SCHOOL directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years