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.”
Alongside the general entry requirements to Sixth Form, students must have a grade B in triple science (or for additional science an A), a 6 in Maths and have 5 x GCSE (or equivalent) at B or above.
The topics students will study include: mechanics, electricity, waves, particle physics, nuclear structure and radioactivity plus many others. There is a choice of topics during the second year including Relativity, Turning Points in Physics and Astrophysics.
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.