Physics (Bryn Celynnog)

Level:                          AS & A LEVEL

Exam Board      :           AQA

Location:                      Bryn Celynnog

Details

The Physics course is intended for pupils who wish to pursue their studies of Physics to a greater depth and understanding than that required at GCSE.  Physics is an interesting course that it is delivered in such a fashion to allow pupils to develop many key skill areas; e.g. literacy skills, numeracy skills and analytical skills.  IT skills, particularly in the field of analysis will also be developed.  Pupils studying Physics in the sixth form will explore the following areas:

AS Modules

·         Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity
·         Mechanics, Materials and Waves
·         Investigative and practical skills in AS physics

A LEVEL Modules

·         Fields, and Further Mechanics
·         Nuclear and Thermal Physics.  Plus one option
·         Investigative and practical skills in A LEVEL Physics

 Requirements/skills for entry onto the course

All students should have a least a ‘B’ grade in their GCSE Science studies.  Pupils who opt for Physics in the sixth form are usually those with an enquiring, problem solving mindset who have previously shown an interest and aptitude for Physical Sciences.  Pupils must also realise that Physics is a demanding course and requires that pupils have a high level of commitment and the motivation to work to the best of their ability.

Career Opportunities

Those pupils who enter the Sixth Form to study Physics at A Level are the ones who expect to enter the world of Industry, Engineering, Commerce or the Medical Profession.

However, the analytical and problem solving skills developed on the Physics course supports a very broad range of career opportunities.  As a subject Physics is a well respected qualification for entry into Higher Education.

Staff to consult for further information

Mr. J. Willmott

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