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Physics A-Level at Wymondham High School

Course description

PHYSICS CAN BE REGARDED AS the study of matter, energy, fields and waves, and has been described as the science of measurement. Physicists investigate the laws of nature on all scales, from the interaction of sub-atomic particles to the behaviour of black holes at the edge of the observable universe. They seek to apply general principles to a wide range of phenomena, which may at first seem unrelated. A Physicist has to obtain reliable experimental evidence and analyse it critically. A sound knowledge of physical principles under-pins the development of modern technology. The study of Physics can enable individuals to make informed decisions about a range of modern environmental and technological issues.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study Physics should have a minimum of grade B in both GCSE Science and Mathematics. It is strongly recommended that AS and A-level Physics is studied in combination with AS or A-level Maths.

Future opportunities

A-level Physics, in combination with Maths, is required for entry to higher education courses in the Physical Sciences and Engineering. Degrees in these subjects can, in turn, lead to a very wide range of careers in areas that include Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Materials Technology, Forensic Science, Engineering, Meteorology and Medical Physics. Physics A-Level is also complementary with intended careers in Medicine, Mathematics and Computing. Besides the subject-specific knowledge that comes from following the course, A-level Physics will also help you to develop important transferrable skills. These include the ability to work in a team, think logically and creatively, and to solve problems. These skills are highly sought after by employers and will fit you for a very wide range of careers, including many outside science, such as finance and business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

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