Physics

Physics (Greek: physis – φύσις meaning "nature") a natural science, is the study of matter and its motion through spacetime and all that derives from these, such as energy and force. Physics attempts to describe how nature works using the language of mathematics. It is often considered the most fundamental of all the natural sciences and its theories attempt to describe the behaviour of the smallest building blocks of universe. The professional preparation for work on important projects such as these begins with the study of Physics at GCE ‘A’ level.

Course Requirements

The minimum requirement for acceptance on this course is a Grade B in Physics at IGCSE, GCSE or GCE ‘O’ level together with four other GCSE ‘C’ equivalent grades, two of which must be in mathematics and English language.

Course Description and method of assessment

  Unit   As applied to:
AS
  1. Physics on the go
  2. Physics at work
  3. Exploring Physics
 
  • Sports
  • Medical Physics
  • Technology in Space
  • Research in Physics
   
A2
  1. Physics on the move
  2. Physics from creation to collapse
  3. Experimental Physics

Assessment is by written examination only.

What you can expect from the course

A study of key concepts in greater detail than IGCSE with a greater emphasis on explaining rather than simply describing the phenomena. Practical skills: observations, collecting data, analysis and formulating conclusions. The applications and implications of science, the benefits and risks that science brings and the ways in which society uses science to make decisions.