New Physics Students
Year 10 Taster Day
Are you interested in the big questions in life? Will we be able to travel in time? How will the universe end? How did it begin and how did we get here? What am I made from, and where did all those elements come from? Where does all our energy come from?
Do we know the answers to any of these questions, and if so, how?
The Advancing Physics course shows how Physics is exciting, always developing, and of great practical use in many ways and in many careers; as well as probing some of the deepest truths about the physical world. Advancing Physics describes essential core ideas in Physics in a variety of up-to-date and interesting settings.
Career opportunities and further study
A Physics qualification is highly valued by employers and universities. It has also been shown that people with a Physics degree earn higher salaries compared to many other degrees.
A level Physics is useful or essential for a wide range of careers, including all branches of engineering, scientific research, medical physics, radiography and other areas linked to medicine, electronics, meteorology, environmental science and geophysics.
Physics A Level is also often taken by people intending to study medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, whilst the logic and problem-solving skills it develops are essential for successful careers in business, law and finance.
Exam board: OCR A
Assessment: Exams (100 %)
Qualification: A Level (linear)
Level: Level 3
(There is also an additional add-on practical qualification).
What our students say
"Physics is a fantastic course – with a wide range of exciting and challenging topics – and lessons are very interesting"
“Physics is challenging but very rewarding”