Science - Physics
Key Stage 5
In Year 1 physics students study forces and motion, deformation of solids, electricity and fundamental particles, wave properties, and quantum physics.
The A Level exams are now linear so all students will sit their exams at the end of Year 13. If they successfully complete the practical requirements of the course, they will also obtain practical endorsement of their A Level. Students will sit three papers, all of which are two hours long.
A level physics could lead to a career in research (nanotechnology, new materials, space exploration, etc.), engineering (electronics, vehicles, buildings, etc.), medical applications (e.g. radiography, development of artificial joints), telecommunications and computing (e.g. hardware and software design, control of manufacturing processes). Physics is a requirement for the study of physical sciences and engineering to degree level.
Mr D. Rowley
Mr S. Wilkinson
Mr P. Batley