Are you interested in exploring the nature of the physical world? Do you want to know more about how physics is using in engineering and modern technology? Physics is a challenging but rewarding subject, and this course will help you understand not just the bigger things like our ever-expanding universe, but also the finer details, like how physics can improve people’s daily lives.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form
You will study a huge range of topics, including how biomechanics relates to sports science, solar cells on spacecraft, particle physics, electromagnetism, aspects of fluid flow and viscosity, and the formation of stars. Maths is also an important aspect of physics, and you will develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities.
We make physics interesting with an emphasis on the context and applications of physics. The subject is taught through a variety of student experiments, demonstrations and theory sessions.
This course is assessed by a combination of practical assessments and examination. You will complete three exams at the end of Year 2, and a series of core practical assessments throughout the course.
Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work. Additional Science and separate subject science are accepted, preferably grade 7 and above, whilst Applied Science is not accepted.
Future careers include all sorts of options, like a geophysicist or a meteorologist, or a research scientist or technical author, for example. Some of our most recent students have gone on to study Astrophysics at Hull University, Theoretical Physics at Durham University, Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering at Teesside University.
- There is an increasing demand for physics and engineering graduates.
- Physics opens the way to an enormous variety of career choices.
- Physics graduates are amongst the highest earners of all graduates.
- Our Physics teacher, Bernard, is a very enthusiastic teacher who was won two national awards for the quality of his teaching!
“Bernard is a brilliant teacher – very enthusiastic.”
“I really want to do Physics to be an engineer”
“Physics is fun, but difficult at times. You need good maths skills”