Physics at UTC Sheffield City Centre
Physics underpins Engineering, particularly at degree level.
It includes sections of classical mechanics, forces, materials, electrical and electronic, nuclear and particle, thermodynamics and electromagnetism.
Why study A-Level Physics?
Physics is academically challenging, so it lets you show what you can do and is often used to differentiate between candidates for jobs, apprenticeships and university places.
Studying Physics will develop your problem solving ability. It will enable you to gain access to a wide range of University courses and technical qualifications from engineering to medicine.
You will develop a proper understanding of the world around you, combining analysis, calculations, explanations and how to test your ideas.
The A-level course is a mix of theoretical and practical modules. Modules on practical skills in physics and foundations of physics are included in all exams.
1st Year modules (AS)
The AS course consists of:
Forces and Motion, based on forces, energy, power, materials, Newton’s laws, and momentum
Electrons, Waves and Photons, including electrical circuits, current electricity, waves and quantum physics
2nd Year Modules
The second year includes all the AS content and:
Newtonian Physics and Astrophysics, including thermal, circular motion and oscillations, Gravity and Astrophysics.
Particles and Medical Physics with electric fields, capacitors, electromagnetism, nuclear and particle and medical imaging.
Grade 6 or better Science or Physics plus at least a Grade 6 in Maths.
Students must select a Technical Specialism subject alongside this course.
Full terminal examinations.
Formative Progress Tracker Reports every 6 weeks.
Leads to degree level courses at University, including physics, maths, engineering, computing and medicine.
Please come along to our Post 16 information evening on Wednesday 6 March 2019 for further information.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.