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Physics AS level at The Campion School

Course description

This unit leads on from your GCSE studies. You will learn about motion, forces, energy, power, flow of liquids, viscosity and properties of materials. Applications that use these concepts include sports, the production of sweets and biscuits, and spare-part surgery. The physics content of this unit is related to applications that include medical physics, music, technology in space and solar cells. You will learn about waves including standing waves, refraction, polarisation, diffraction and the nature of light. You will also learn about electric circuits, resistivity, thermistors, emf and internal resistance.

Entry requirements

The qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and process skills that you achieved in GCSE Science. Candidates require a good grade in Mathematics and a minimum grade of a B (or equivalent) in Physics or usually AB in Core and Additional Science for entry to the course. Communication is also important as you will need to be able to communicate effectively, carry out research and critically think about problems.

Future opportunities

Physics leads on to a wide range of courses and careers. You could use Physics to support other qualifications or move on to further studies or employment, including: a BTEC Higher National (HNC and HND) or a degree course such as Physics, the Sciences, Medicine, Metrology, Engineering (including Chemical Engineering) and related programmes employment in the area of, for example, radiography or biotechnology. In fact, Physics is recognised as an entry qualification for a wide range of Higher Education courses and employment opportunities.

Further information

To find out more about this course / qualification, please contact us, or you can ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Campion School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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