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A Level Physics at Fulford School

Course description

The course provides a broad background in many areas of Physics and
includes recent developments and the applications of Physics in different
areas. Students will be able to study how the structure of the atomic
nucleus is built from particles called Quarks, as well as studying the
discovery and behaviour of Quasars, the most energetic and distant
objects yet seen in the Universe.
During Year 12, topics covered include modern particle theory and
quantum phenomena as well as more traditional mechanics, current
electricity and wave behaviour. In Year 13 students study more mechanics
as well as field properties, nuclear energy, radioactivity and thermal
physics. There is also an option to pick from areas including astrophysics,
medical physics, applied physics and relativity.


Entry requirements

- An interest in Physics and its applications
- The desire to develop an understanding of the link between theory
and experiment
- An interest in how Physics has developed and how it is used in present
day society
- The ability to analyse problems and explain solutions
- The ability to recognise the quantitative nature of Physics
- Grade B in Physics or GCSE Science and Additional Science
- Grade B in Maths is advisable

Future opportunities

Physics is a highly regarded and sought after subject because it demonstrates
that you are good at problemsolving, you are numerate and articulate and
you are able to present arguments logically and precisely. The subjects will
open lots of doors for you. Students from previous years have gone on to
study and follow careers in Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary
Science, Law, Physiotherapy, Accountancy, Business, Electronics,
Pharmacy and many other areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years