The fundamental ideas of physics, matter, force and energy, are the basis of all other sciences and most of our modern technologies. You will study quantum phenomena, electricity, mechanics, materials, waves, fields, energy, nuclear and thermal physics. You will be taught through a variety of methods including experiential, hands-on laboratory work, demonstration, small group and one-to-one discussions, problem solving exercises and examination preparation.
What are the entry requirements?
To study physics at this level, you need to have a grade 6 or better in GCSE mathematics and a grade 6 or better in GCSE physics or a grade 6 or better in GCSE additional science at higher level however a grade 5 will be reviewed on an individual basis, in addition to the general entry requirements. You must also study A level mathematics or Mathematical Studies to support numeracy skills alongside physics.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Many Physics students go on to study Physics and Engineering at university and progress into a wide variety of jobs where a technical, analytical or problem solving mind is required. Physicists span many industries from transport and aviation to the military and research labs.
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