Why Study Physics Here?

Full course name: Physics AS
Year running: 17/18
Awarding body: AQA

You will conduct experiments to collect and observe data. You will also explore Electricity, Mechanics, Quantum Physics, Space and Magnetism. The Maths you learn in Physics will be very useful if you are taking A Level Maths. You will be able to apply for a masterclass of 8 lectures at Queen Mary, University of London. You will learn about very interesting topics in modern Physics relating to Einstein, Quantum Physics and Nuclear/ Particle Physics. The course allows students to explore some very exciting topics in modern Physics, as well as giving them a taste of university life.

Do you want to understand the fundamental principles that govern the universe and everything in it? Enter the exciting world of space exploration, communication networks and designing diagnostic equipment for hospitals. You will do calculations, learn theory, watch demonstrations and work with others on projects and experiments. The main Physics units will include Radioactivity and Atoms, Electricity, Mechanics, Waves and Light, Gravity and Space, Magnetism, Nuclear Physics and Medical Physics.

To do this course you will need to meet our entry requirements.

Click here for general entry requirements.

A Level Physics is assessed through external exams and practical work.

Physics opens the door to many university courses and, ultimately, rewarding and challenging careers including all kinds of Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Dentistry, Robotics, Astronomy and, of course, Physics and Maths.

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