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Physics Why should I study Physics? In Physics we try and answer some of the big questions in life: What is matter? Where did the universe come from? How can we describe the way things interact? How might we get ??OEclean?? energy in the future? Along the way we stumble across answers to smaller questions such as why it's important to keep your loudspeakers the right distance from the wall. We also look at the physics behind important technologies including medical imaging. If you have a curious nature and a positive attitude then you will be well suited to the course. An A Level in Physics helps you prepare for a career in Science, Engineering or Medicine. The analytical and numeracy skills, precision of thought and ability to understand complex ideas that are represented by an A Level in Physics are also highly sought after in business, by employers and by universities in general. What will I study? AS Units Unit 1: Mechanics Motion Forces in action Work and energy This represents 30% of the total AS Level marks. Unit 2: Electrons, Waves and Photons Electric current Resistance DC circuits Waves Quantum Physics This represents 50% of the total AS Level marks. Unit 3: Practical Skills in Physics 1 Internally assessed. This represents 20% of the total AS Level marks. A2 Units Unit 4: Newtonian World Newton's laws and momentum Circular motion and oscillations Thermal Physics This represents 30% of the total A2 Level marks Unit 5: Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics Electric and magnetic fields Capacitors and exponential decay Nuclear Physics Medical imaging Modelling the Universe This represents 50% of the total AS Level marks. Unit 6: Practical Skills in Physics 2 Internally assessed. This represents 20% of the total A2 Level marks. What skills do I need? Good skills of observation, measurement analysis, problem solving, and evaluation. It is not essential to pursue Mathematics beyond GCSE Level in order to follow the Physics course but students have found this combination to be highly beneficial especially to those who have chosen to continue to A Level or beyond. A Level Maths is almost always a requirement for Physics and Engineering degrees. How will I be taught? You will be taught by two teachers sharing each group, using a variety of methods. These include discussions, practical work, demonstrations, worksheets and individual research.

Physics Why should I study Physics? In Physics we try and answer some of the big questions in life: What is matter? Where did the universe come from? How can we describe the way things interact? How might we get ??OEclean?? energy in the future? Along the way we stumble across answers to smaller questions such as why it's important to keep your loudspeakers the right distance from the wall. We...

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