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Physics at Sir William Robertson Academy

Course description

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. Physics will challenge your imagination with concepts like relativity and string theory. It leads to great discoveries and technologies which change our lives.

By studying Physics you will study the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest sub atomic particle. There are a wide range of opportunities to develop your understanding of the nature of science throughout the Physics course. If you carry on your studies to Physics at A2 you will study optional topics that generate interest.

This specification is designed to ensure that you progress smoothly from GCSE studies in Physics and you will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of physics.

AS Level Physics provides a new dimension to the study of Particle Physics and builds upon the knowledge of forces, electricity and waves from GCSE studies. Students are required to have preferably Grade B or above in GCSE science and a sound knowledge of Mathematics.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to get on a full AdvancedLevel programme at Sir William Robertson Sixth Form is 5GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Maths.

We would also normally expect you to have at least a grade C at GCSE, where taken, in the subject or course you wishto take at Advanced Level.

Where the GCSE has not been taken, the Core and/or a related GCSE will be used todetermine suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Robertson Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years