What will I learn?
The courses covers all major areas of Physics including Energy, Electricity, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure, Forces, Waves, Magnetism, Electromagnetism and Space Physics. It is also concerned with ‘Working scientifically’, particularly with regard to the way that scientists try to explain phenomena and solve problems using evidence.
Students are encouraged to question and debate the evidence that is used in decisions that will affect society and the environment.
The main requirements are: and interest in Science, some Mathematical ability, being prepared to work both the theoretical and practical aspects of Physics and a willingness to discuss the implications of science-based decisions.
GCSE Physics or Core & Additional Science at grade D/3, or BTEC Lv2 at Merit or above. GCSE Maths at minimum grade 3. An interest in Science/Engineering and Maths.
How long will it take to qualify?
1 / 2 Years
How will I be assessed?
Exam 1: 50% of GCSE Foundation or Higher –
Topics 1-4: Energy, Electricity, Particle model of matter and Atomic structure. 100 marks, 1 hour 45 minutes. Foundation or Higher.
Exam 2: 50% of GCSE –
Topics 5-8: Forces, Waves, Magnetism and Electromagnetism, and Space Physics. Questions in paper 2 may draw on an understanding of energy changes and transfers due to heating, mechanical and electrical work and the concept of energy conservation from Energy and Electricity. 100 marks, 1 hour 45 minutes. Foundation or Higher.
Additional Learning Opportunities
You may like to take part in many of the other learning activities around the College, such as Duke of Edinburgh Award, First Aid, Sign Language and Pre-Driving.
Who is this course aimed at?
Physics GCSE is taken by students on a one-year programme as well as by students on a two-year (Advanced) programme who need to improve their science qualifications.
You will have the skills and knowledge to seek employment in a wide variety of industries or progress to Level 3 learning.
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