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Physics A Level at Harton Technology College

Course description

Physics courses are stimulating and exciting.  We strive to understand the physical world around us – how things move, what is electricity, what happens inside atoms, how we communicate by sound?

Course content

Year 1:

The course is an extension of the knowledge and skills gained from Y11 GCSE. We look at fundamental particles and forces and explore quantum physics. Further study of electricity and mechanics takes place as well as a study of waves.

Year 2:

The modules cover key areas of physics including electric, magnetic and gravitational fields nuclear physics and thermodynamics. The options are: Medical Physics; Astrophysics or Turning Points in Physics.

Entry requirements

You must have at least a Grade B or above in Physics or Additional Science GCSE.

Future opportunities

Physics is essential for many courses in science, medicine and engineering. The skills acquired at A level Physics are in great demand in a wide variety of jobs.

Further information

Which other subjects compliment this subject?

Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, ICT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harton Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2016

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