Physics AS/A2 Level at The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School
What will I study?
- modern techniques of communication
- from fundamental particles to the structure of the Universe
- how forces and motion underpin everyday activities such as transport and sport
- energy demands and the effect this has on the fate of the planet; electrical energy.
- how physics is used to send probes and astronauts into space
- energy and momentum conservation in relation to theme park rides
- searching for new mineral resources and buried remains; imaging organs inside the body.
- how steam and internal combustion engines work
- the structure of matter; high energy particles; electric and magnetic fields
- nuclear materials; spontaneous and stimulated nuclear decay; nuclear fusion; radioactivity.
6 A* - C GCSE passes including English. A minimum grade B in GCSE Physics or minimum grade B in Additional and Core Science is required as well as a grade B in Maths.
- The AS and A2 courses will have 3 units each.
- 2 of the 3 units will be assessed by an external written exam.
- The 3rd unit will be an assessment of your practical skills by your teachers and an internal written exam to test your investigative skills.
The course is essential for anyone intending to follow an Engineering career of any sort, those interested in Health Physics (such as Radiography) or who might be interested in an academic career in Physics or Astronomy.
It will be very useful for those interested in Ophthalmology, Medicine, and Architecture. It is also a very well regarded general subject, particularly for financial careers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School directly.