Physics

Physicists choose to embark on the wonderful, enlightening and at times quite frustrating journey of discovery about all things. Through physics we learn to be comfortable with confusion. Hard work with a correct mind set pave the way to gaining understandings of the world that cannot be achieved from any other field of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of Grade 5 or above in both English Language and Mathematics and Grade 5 (equivalent) in at least 3 other GCSE/Level 2 qualifications. Science GCSE at Grade 6 or above is also required. Other related GCSE/Level 2 subjects may be considered. Guidance on acceptable related subjects can be provided by the Sixth Form Leadership Team.

Course Overview

On This Course You Will Study

Over the course you will experience practical work, theoretical discussions, IT simulations, problem solving challenges as well as the usual exam technique and question practice. There will be plenty of studying to do outside of the classroom also. In fact, the best route to success is through determination and passion for the subject that may have you up late at night finding good YouTube videos or interesting relevant articles and bringing these in to class for discussion.

The course comprises three written exams sat at the end of Year 13 as well as assessed practical work throughout the two years of study.

What careers would this be suitable for?

  • Acoustics;
  • Aeronautical Engineer;
  • Agricultural Engineer;
  • Air Traffic Controller;
  • Airline Pilot;
  • Archaeologist;
  • Architect;
  • Astronomer;
  • Audio Engineer;
  • Cartographer;
  • Chartered Surveyor;
  • Civil Engineer;
  • Climatologist;
  • Clinical Scientist;
  • Computing;
  • Doctor;
  • Electrical Engineer;
  • Environmental Scientist;
  • Forensic Scientist;
  • Gas Engineer;
  • Geologist;
  • Laboratory Technician;
  • Marine Engineering;
  • Mathematician;
  • Mechanical Engineer;
  • Medical Physicist;
  • Meteorologist;
  • Nuclear Scientist;
  • Oceanographer;
  • Patent Agent/Examiner;
  • Pharmacist;
  • Radiation Protection;
  • Radiographer;
  • Scientific Officer (Government);
  • Space and Remote Sensing;
  • Teacher;
  • Water Management.

Where can I find out more?

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