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Physics at Heartlands Academy

Course description

Physics is a subject which allows you to explore the building blocks of the universe. You will come to understand how and why the world and everything around you behaves as it does. Through experimentation and theory, you will learn to explore and communicate ideas. Achieving a good grade in Physics, when combined with other appropriate A level subjects, can help you go on to further study or get into careers such as food scientist, climatologist, radiographer, ergonomics, expert, geophyscist, pilto, oceanography, audio technician, engineering. The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to: * develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works; * develop their knowledge and understanding of physics and an appreciation of the link between theory and experiment; * appreciate how physics has developed and is used in present day society, acknowledging the importance of physics as a human endeavour which has historical, social, philosophical, economic and technological connections; * sustain and develop their enjoyment of, and interest in, physics; * recognise the quantitative nature of physics and understand how mathematical expressions relate to physical principles. In the Advanced GCE course they should appreciate how scientific models are developed and the power they can have to help understanding; * appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society * bring together knowledge to illustrate ways in which different areas of physics relate to each other.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of five A* - C grade GCSE's including English and Mathematics.
  • At least BB grade Science (higher tier) Triple or Additional Science GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heartlands Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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