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Physics AS & A Level at Sir John Deane's College

Course description

Physics is about unravelling the universe to find out and understand how it works. From observing the furthest stars to the inner secrets of the nucleus, physics has been at the heart of most advances in technology. Physics is an exciting, rewarding and challenging subject to study it requires a curious and enquiring mind, clear thinking and an aptitude for mathematics.

Course content

The course allows you to learn about the fundamental ideas in Physics and their modern technological settings. It shows how Physics is used and its place in today’s world. You are encouraged to use your imagination and problem solving skills, and you will have the opportunity to develop practical, datahandling and ICT skills.

Topics you will cover are wide-ranging but include: electricity, materials, wave and quantum behaviour, space, time and motion. You will also study radioactivity, atoms, electric and magnetic fields, atomic, nuclear and sub-nuclear structure.

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Students can take part in a Physics Olympics event at Liverpool University and a nationwide Olympiad competition.

Future opportunities

The skills that you gain through studying Physics are in high demand in the world beyond sixth form. Physics A Level is a well-respected academic and scientific qualification that keeps many doors open on your career path.

The degree courses that many of our students go on to study cover a wide range of subjects – from Engineering and Medicine to Mathematics and Computing, as well as Physics, Astrophysics and Electronics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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