A Level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

Additional entry requirements:    

Grade 6 in Maths and either Grade 6 in Physics and two Grade 5s in Biology and Chemistry or two Grade 6s in Combined Science.

What is it?    

Discovering how things work and investigating fundamental questions about forces and energy, engineering, mechanics, architecture and how the universe behaves.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Not only is the Physics department superbly equipped with the entire range of practical needs catered for by dedicated science technicians, but the teachers solely teach Physics A Level, making them specialists in their subjects and the best people to help you reach your full potential.

What will I study?    

Six modules including: Development of practical skills in Physics; Forces & motion; Electrons, waves & protons; Newtonian world & astrophysics; Particles & medical physics.

How will I be assessed?    

Exams at the end of Year 2 & a practical endorsement. 40% of exam marks available are based on mathematical assessment in the context of Physics.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

Numeracy, practical skills and logical thought helps understand what underpins so much of our technology and other things we take for granted. The subject is essential for some career paths.

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