Physics

Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA

Course Description

Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. It is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science.

Physics challenges our imaginations and leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, which lead to technologies which change our lives – from healing joints, to curing cancer, to developing sustainable energy solutions. It is only in Physics that you will find yourself thinking about everything from how the universe started to how a bridge stays up.

The course will also give you a firm grounding in the importance of the application of mathematics in science. Overall, you will become a more confident physicist, starting to understand the world around you and how you can describe and solve the challenges within it.

Interesting fact about studying this at S6C

Physics at S6C is taught in modern, purpose built labs. The course involves lots of practical work which prepares you for the study of science at university.

The practical work is carefully planned to meet the practical endorsement certificate which is an essential part of the course.

Entry Requirements

To study this course you will need to meet the overall entry requirements for Pathway 1 or 2 including a grade 6 or above in GCSE Physics.

Students not studying single sciences will be considered if they achieve a grade 6 or above. GCSE Maths must be at a grade 6 or above and GCSE English must be at a grade 5 or above.

Please see here for more information:

Physics Course Handout