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Physics AS & A Level at Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School

Course description

When you view the world around you, everything is drifting rapidly towards the use of computers and other electrical and mechanical devices. From where initial ideas come and, more importantly, who understands the theory behind those ideas, the basics of most modern technologies lies in Physics.

Physics is the science of the natural world. It deals with the fundamental particles the universe is made of, the interactions between them and the interactions of objects composed of them (nuclei, atoms, molecules)

Entry requirements

  • An inquiring mind, which wants to learn about ‘how things work’
  • A minimum of grade A in all two or three double/ triple Sciences (including Physics) at GCSE and a grade A in GCSE Mathematics.


The subject is divided into several units, all of which will be examined at the end of Year 13:

  • Unit 1: Measurements and their errors
  • Unit 2: Particles and radiation
  • Unit 3: Waves
  • Unit 4: Mechanics and materials
  • Unit 5: Electricity
  • Unit 6: Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Unit 7: Fields and their consequences
  • Unit 8: Nuclear physics.

There are also further optional units which will also be examined at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Are you interested in medicine, all forms of engineering, astronomy, astro‐physics (the big bang, black holes), nuclear Physics (CERN), computers, the motor industry, space and electronics? Then studying Physics at A Level is a must or a huge advantage if you wish to work towards a career in one of the above.

Further information

For further information, please contact Mr Bean ‐ A level teacher of Physics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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