What will I study?
This course is delivered in collaboration with the Weald of Kent Grammar School and takes a content-led approach to learning Physics.
Topics covered range from the smallest of subatomic particles to the vast history of the Universe, alongside relevant applications in Engineering and Medical Physics. The academic rigour of the subject is supplemented with exciting supercurricular opportunities, including an opportunity to visit the CERN facilities in Geneva.
Employing a wide range of teaching and learning styles, activities introduce content, skills and experimental techniques. Physics students will undertake regular hands-on practical work, working on twelve key practical skills. A log book will be used to demonstrate competence in these skills in order to gain the Science Practical Endorsement.
There are 3 written papers and no coursework. All papers may include: multiple-choice; short open; open-response; calculations and extended writing questions.
The module content is as follows:
• Development of Practical Skills
• Foundations of Physics
• Forces and Motion
• Electrons, Photons and Waves
• Newtonian World and Astrophysics
• Particles and Medical Physics
Where will it lead?
The UK economy desperately needs people with science qualifications, Physicists and Engineers. Other qualifications that use the skills taught at A Level are Maths, Medicine, and anything related to Finance. Research has shown that Physics graduates have the potential to earn more than graduates from many other subjects.