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Physics A Level at Northolt High School

Course description

A Level Physics allows students to study natural phenomena and appreciate how fundamental Science works. In the first year, students will explore in more depth: mechanics, optics, electricity, materials and waves. In the second year students are introduced to topics including Fields, Thermal energy, Astrophysics and Quantum phenomena. . Physics deals with profound questions about nature of the universe and some of the most important practical, environmental and technological issues of our time. Students with a genuine desire for exploring these issues will find A Level Physics a challenging and rewarding experience involving experiment, mathematical theory and conceptual analysis. Most students who study Physics usually opt to study Mathematics as well.

Entry requirements

B grade in Physics (if triple science) or B in both Core & Additional Science, and B in Maths

Future opportunities

Physics gives you endless opportunities as it is recognised by virtually all courses and is valuable for many careers such as: Astronomy Research, Engineering, Metrology, Finance, Medicine and Law, as well as being accepted for any Physics degree. It is an essential requirement for Engineering degrees, desirable for University finance courses and useful in medical applications.

There is a shortage of Physics graduates nationally and this is even more evident in London where there is a significant skills gap in this area. Therefore Physics graduates are well placed in any future job market.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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