Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who enjoy Science and Maths and are considering a career in a STEM field. Throughout the course learnrrs will look at many different areas, from Astrophysics to Particle Physics and everything in between. Physics will help you understand the world around you, it will help you develop your critical thinking skills and create a wide range of opportunities for you to progress into.

Would you like to know the answer to; “What is the ultimate fate of the universe?”

Then this course is for you.

 

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to progress on to a STEM based career
  • Would like to progress on to study Physics or another STEM based subject at university
  • Who enjoy problem solving and can work logically
  • Who are interested in how the Universe works from the nano-scale physics of particles and quantum effects to immeasurably large scales involved in cosmological physics
  • Who enjoy using mathematical skills to approach a problem
 

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by exams. The Units are:

  • Mechanics: Forces, motion, energy and the links between them.
  • Electrical Circuits: A fundamental understanding of how circuits work.
  • Materials Science: Aerodynamics, fluid flow and the behaviour of materials under tension and compression.
  • Waves: Standing waves, Refraction, Polarisation and many more wave properties.
  • Nature of Light: Wave-particle duality and the strange world of quantum physics.
  • Further Mechanics: Circular motion and momentum.
  • Fields: Electric, Magnetic and Gravitational fields.
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics: The physics of the fundamental building blocks of matter.
  • Thermodynamics: Heating and cooling of materials.
  • Astrophysics: Interstellar measurements, dark matter and the fate of the universe.
  • Radioactivity: Radioactive decay, fission and fusion.
  • Vibrations:  Simple harmonic motion and oscillating system.

A Level

Course Leader:
Paul Cooney

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 6 in Science and Maths with an average points score of 5.7 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by exams.