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Physics A-Level at Diss High School

Course description

Physics (not to mention the world around us) is changing so fast that no one can tell what aspects of the subject will be most important in, say, ten years’ time. There are, however, some basic ideas that are essential to our understanding of the world, and indeed the universe, around us and these are included in the core A level Physics course. Physics provides a means of fulfilling the human desire to find out how things work, a research base for Science and Technology which is second to none and a basis for much modern technology and engineering.

Through its application in Science Technology, Physics has had an enormous social and economic impact on the way in which we live. This in itself is a powerful reason for studying Physics. We hope that it will lead to a greater appreciation and understanding of the world, both today and tomorrow.

Course content

Currently, each Physics A-Level group is taught by two teachers. Practical work is an important part of studying A Level Physics and this reflects the ‘hands on’ approach taken in the teaching of the subject.

Entry requirements

You are required to have at least five Cs at GCSE including Maths and English Language at Grade C.

Subject Specific

Grade A in Additional Science or grade B in Physics; grade B in Maths

In order to be successful in Physics, students must have a solid understanding of Mathematics. For entry to this course, we therefore require a GCSE grade B in Mathematics as well as either grade A in Additional Science or B in Physics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 June 2015

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