This course will encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for physics. The course enables candidates to develop a wide range of skills in data collection, analysis and investigation, alongside developing a logical way of approaching problems and thinking analytically about situations.
In year 1, students will cover various topics including the basics behind physical quantities and units. They will also cover ideas on how forces effect motion, including Newton’s Laws before going onto look at ideas to do with electrons, waves and photons.
In year 2, students will cover all the above topics alongside topics such as particle physics, medical physics, astrophysics, as well as looking at ideas such as gravitational and electrical fields and circular motion.
At the end of the two year course students will sit 3 written examinations, covering topics from both years of the course.
Students will also have a practical endorsement, which will be reported separately, and comments on their practical skills.
Grades 5-5 in Science or a 5 in Physics plus a 4 in English and 5 in Maths.
You could take this course with other Advanced Level courses such as Chemistry, Biology or Electronics to prepare for higher education in a science related subject or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Electronics Engineer, Architect, Medical Physicist, Science Technician, Computing as well as being able to access many non-sceince related careers such as Law and Finance. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers, across lots of industries, are looking for.