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Physics A Level at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

Course description

Physics is a wonderfully varied subject. It covers everything on a scale ranging from the size of the universe to the size of the very smallest sub-atomic particles. The aim of Physics is to understand how nature works and studying Physics allows you to describe, explain and predict the world around you. The subject has many practical applications, being the basis of all modern technological developments, and an A level physicist emerges from the course laden with skills which transfer to a wide variety of careers.

Over the course of the two years you will puzzle over the duplicitous behaviour of light, discover the fate of our universe and find out why we are all made entirely from the debris of exploded stars. You will learn why neutrinos cannot possibly travel faster than light, why the evidence for the Big Bang can’t be explained by bird poo and why as you read this you are travelling at over 200 kilometres per second.

Former pupils regularly tell us that while there are several subjects that are easier to study, there are few as interesting and rewarding. Physics is a challenging course requiring students to have an interest in the subject and sound mathematical ability and practical skills.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein

“All science is either Physics or stamp collecting.” - Ernest Rutherford

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years