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Physics The course aims to develop essential knowledge and understanding in Physics and to apply this understanding, where possible, to a wide variety of applications and developments in science and technology. We work to develop practical skills, data gathering and experimental reporting alongside theory. As part of this practical work you will be using sensors to collect information and gain some understanding of how these sensors work. You will then go on to look how the theory you learn in lessons is applied to collect information in astronomy, engineering and medicine. You must take AS Maths to help with your understanding of Physics. Specific requirements For the AS course you should have either Double Award Science* at higher tier (grade B or above) or GCSE Physics (grade B or above) and GCSE Biology or Chemistry (Grade B or above). You should also achieve a grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English (higher tier). * This must be Core and Additional Science. Students who have taken Core and Applied Science will not be qualified to take this course and should consider one of the BTEC Applied Science courses instead. What will I study? AS Units Unit 1 - Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity. Unit 2 - Mechanics, Materials and Waves. Unit 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics. A2 Units Unit 4 - Fields and Further Mechanics. Unit 5 - Nuclear Instability and Turning Points in Physics. Unit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Physics. Assessment Unit 1 - Exam taken in May of AS year. Unit 2 - Exam taken in January of AS year. Unit 3 - Practical exam taken in February of AS year. Unit 4 - Exam taken in January of your second year. Unit 5 - Exam taken in June of your second year. Unit 6 - Practical exam taken in February of A2 year. Both units 5 and 6 will have synoptic components where you will tested on AS as well as A2 knowledge. Where does it lead Past students have gone on to study a wide variety of university courses e.g. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. In Profile Sonal Rashmi High School Don Bosco Academy, India. Subjects Taking Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Critical Thinking and General Studies. What do you enjoy about being at The Blackpool Sixth Form College? Physics is one of the most exciting and interesting subjects. It helps me to understand why things happen the way they do. The very fact that discoveries from Physics revolutionise our lives gives me the feeling of being part of a dynamic world. What do you enjoy about studying this course? BSFC has a unique atmosphere of friendliness and helpfulness. The facilities here are excellent. Proposed Career/Ambition? I want to do Engineering at university.

Physics The course aims to develop essential knowledge and understanding in Physics and to apply this understanding, where possible, to a wide variety of applications and developments in science and technology. We work to develop practical skills, data gathering and experimental reporting alongside theory. As part of this practical work you will be using sensors to collect information and gain...

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