What will I study?
No computers, no internet, no smartphones. The digital age as we know it would not exist. Modern physicists have been responsible for some of the greatest achievements of our era.
By studying A-level physics, you’re setting out to understand and explain the entire universe! It’s a pretty ambitious task, but one that physicists everywhere are constantly striving to achieve, from the smallest particles in existence to the great expanse of space.
Boys and girls – if you love science and are excited to enter the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, don’t let anything put you off.
What do students do afterwards?
Why do our students study A-level physics? It could be for the income, the future prospects or the sheer intellectual stimulation.
Whatever your reasons, you can progress to university to study a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subject. Physicists are highly regarded for their problem-solving skills in real life contexts. So, this qualification is extremely useful, even if you’re planning to follow a different career path.
Students who have studied physics at this College have gone on to study and work in careers such as engineering, instrumentation, medicine, architecture, computer science, games design, architecture, healthcare, forensics, music technology and many more!
How will I be assessed?
100% exam at the end of the course.
What can I do to prepare?
Talk to other students who are already doing physics and ask them what they have done or wish they had done. Teachers in the Science Department are there to help you and give you information and advice.
“Physics is interesting to find out what holds the world together.” – Evie Howard, Y13