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Physics AS/A2 at Tewkesbury School

Course description

Physics is undergoing a renaissance in terms of its popular appeal at present. That’s entirely appropriate for a subject that builds on the experimental curiosity that transformed medieval culture into something like the way of life we know today.

Da Vinci studied perspective and ballistics – you will study the wave/particle theory of light and the dynamics of projectile motion. Italian artists might have drawn helicopter machines but you will study the changes in momentum and the rotational forces that actually allow them to work.

Electricity is central to our lives and you will study how increasingly clever circuits work and how electrons can be excited from the building blocks of matter in the first place. We don’t have the space here to expand on how you will get to grips with atom smashing, but if you know anything at all about the huge ambitions of the Large Hadron Collider, then you will, we hope, be eager to make some space in your head to find out more.

Entry requirements

B in GCSE Physics or BB in GCSE Core & Additional Science; B in GCSE Maths.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 April 2015
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Key information

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