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Physics at Hanham Woods Academy

Course description

This course aims to equip students with ideas of Physics which will be applicable to problems of today and the future. You will learn what "doing" Physics is like. Discussion, reading and using theories, models, experiments and facts, will aid understanding of radioactivity, electromagnetic waves, the nature of the atom and the strength of materials. You will research and write a scientific article and carry out a long investigation into a topic of your choosing. Both of these will contribute to your final 'A' Level grade.

The course has two modules which are examined, and one module of coursework. The AS year, that will take you up to ‘A’ Level standard includes the study of particle physics and cosmology as well as more traditional areas such as mechanics and waves. The coursework consists of a physics based research study and a related practical.

Unit 1 PHYA1 Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity Particles and Radiation Electromagnetic and Quantum Phenomena Current Electricity

Unit 2 PHYA2 Mechanics, Materials and Waves Mechanics Materials Waves

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved Grade A*, A or B in Double Award GCSE Science, together with a Maths GCSE of B grade or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanham Woods Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2014

Key information

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