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Physics at St Birinus School

Course description


  • Unit 1 Physics in Action.
  • Unit 2 Understanding Processes.
  • Unit 3 Physics in Practice.


  • Unit 4 Rise and Fall of the Clockwork Universe.
  • Unit 5 Field and Particle Pictures.
  • Unit 6 Researching Physics.

    Physics in action deals with imaging and communications and designer materials. Understanding processes involves experimentation and data handling: waves, quantum theory, space, time and motion. Physics in practice: sensor or measurement project; materials presentation. Rise and fall of the clockwork universe: sensor or measurement project; materials presentation. Field and particle pictures: gravity, space, electromagnetic fields, radiation and fundamental particles. Researching Physics: two courseworks: full practical investigation; research report.

  • Entry requirements

    If you achieve at least 5 C grades or above or the equivalent youcould consider Advanced Level courses.

    However, for the majority of Level 3 subjects B grades at GCSEare required. Specific grade requrements for subjects are available from staff and will be discussed at interview .

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 09 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years