What are the main features of this course?
Physics relates to everything in the universe from vast galaxies to subatomic particles. If you have a desire to explore some of the most complex processes in our world, physics is the subject for you. This course strongly compliments science or maths A Levels and is a requirement for studying sciences at many universities.
Studying physics, you will extend your range of mathematical and analytical skill and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems. You’ll develop practical skills and use scientific methods to investigate physical phenomena. You’ll also apply mathematical and scientific reasoning to explain the world around us, encompassing everything from atomic level to the universe.
Hours of lessons per week: 5
Indicative group size: 20
How is the course assessed?
By externally set and marked examinations in the summer. The practical endorsement is a non-exam assessment which is achieved by meeting a set of twelve practical skills that are assessed by your teacher during the course.
Where can I go next?
Most A Level physics students progress to university to pursue science or engineering degrees. There are a range of careers that physics lends itself to, including Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Theoretical Physics, Architecture, Materials and Design, Manufacturing Engineering and Robotics.
I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up with this challenging course but my teachers have been amazing for revision sessions and extra curricular opportunities to boost my confidence.