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Physics

Course Overview
Course type

A Level (OCR)

Course length

2 years

Required qualifications

Five or more 9-4 grades at GCSE and an average GCSE score of 6 or more.

Must include:

  • English (minimum 5)
  • Maths (minimum 6)
  • Physics or Combined Science (minimum 6 or 6/6)

Physics is about the physical world at every level, from the smallest particle to galaxies remote in space and time.  You will study a wide range of topics, including forces and motion, electrons,  photons and waves. You will consider how Physics plays a part within medicine, industry and cosmology.


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The course will focus on
  • fundamental data analysis
  • imaging, sensing, mechanics, waves and  quantum behaviour
  • Cosmology
  • Field and Particle Physics
On the course you will
  • carry out practical lab work, including planning your own investigations
  • visit universities, museums and observatories
  • use IT to support and enhance your work
  • apply mathematical formulae to a variety of problems in Physical Science

 

Physics is about the physical world at every level, from the smallest particle to galaxies remote in space and time.  You will study a wide range of topics, including forces and motion, electrons,  photons and waves. You will consider how Physics plays a part within medicine, industry and cosmology.


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  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Method of assessment

We study OCR Physics A. Units are internally assessed practicals and written exams.

 

Physics is about the physical world at every level, from the smallest particle to galaxies remote in space and time.  You will study a wide range of topics, including forces and motion, electrons,  photons and waves. You will consider how Physics plays a part within medicine, industry and cosmology.


More courses like this:

  • Biology
  • Mathematics

What will I be able to progress to?

Studying Physics will provide you with a useful foundation for a variety of degree courses including Electronics, Engineering, Architecture, Medicine and Physical Sciences. The skills and knowledge you will learn are also transferable to many other fields, such as Finance and Business.

 

Physics is about the physical world at every level, from the smallest particle to galaxies remote in space and time.  You will study a wide range of topics, including forces and motion, electrons,  photons and waves. You will consider how Physics plays a part within medicine, industry and cosmology.


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  • Biology
  • Mathematics