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Physics A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

Physics seeks to explain “how things work”, at all levels from the subatomic to the cosmological. It is a fundamental and universal science, and is entirely democratic: everything and everyone has to abide by its laws.

Physics has no gender-bias: many distinguished and successful physicists working today are women.

Physics includes analysing and solving problems, constructing analogies and models, thinking critically and communicating clearly.

Course content

From 2015 we will be following the new Edexcel A Level course. Excel offers options for in-context study which will enable us to explore applications of Physics such as building design, space technology, surgery, sport and music, using resources which are tailored to the exam requirements.

There will be regular practical assignments with experiments designed to provide striking examples of Physics principles, and to help students develop the skills required for university and professional lab and field-work. Student input into experimental design is essential, and there will be opportunities for further practical investigation outside lessons.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above with at least B grades (and preferably A grades) in Maths and Additional Science. Students are strongly recommended to study A Level Mathematics alongside Physics.

Future opportunities

A Level Physics is considered a facilitating subject and is highly regarded by all universities. In addition to gaining scientific understanding, students who take Physics acquire transferable skills which are sought after by employers, sponsors, and those who want to make the world a better place.

A Level Physics has been chosen by students wishing to go on to careers in all branches of science, engineering and medicine, and also in fields as diverse as finance, architecture and music.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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