If you enjoy a challenge you will enjoy Physics. It gives you the opportunity to develop logical problem solving skills, carry out practical work, and apply your knowledge to the real world. Take up the challenge to discover the Universe around you!
“If we want to give children a gift, the best thing we can do is to teach our children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, our children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”
Carol S Dweck
Automatic entry onto Level 3 courses includes students achieving 4 x Grade 9-4 or equivalent at GCSE alongside a Grade 4 or above in English and/or Mathematics. Students with either English and/or Mathematics at Grade 3 or below will have individual meetings to determine the most suitable pathway within the Sixth Form.
Alongside the general entry requirements to Sixth Form, students must have a grade 7 in The Separate Science or Combined Science.
The topics students will study include: mechanics, electricity, waves, particle physics, nuclear structure and radioactivity plus many others. During the course students will study pivotal concepts and ideas that have changed the course of human development with the Turning Points option topic.
Studying physics will give students the opportunity to develop logical problem solving skills, carry out practical work, and apply your knowledge to the real world.
Physics students are prized by industry and universities for the varied skills they have acquired. Most of our students progress to university, taking degrees in scientific subjects or engineering. Many study in areas of finance, business and IT.
Ways to help my child succeed
Each pupil will be fully supported in the transition from GCSE to A level, providing coaching and help to develop the independent learning skills required to succeed at A level. In addition each pupil receives a text book, course handbook, online resources and revision sessions at lunch or after school are available at important times of the year.