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A Level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

Additional entry requirements:    

Grade 6 in Maths and either Grade 6 in Physics and two Grade 5s in Biology and Chemistry or two Grade 6s in Combined Science.

What is it?    

Physics is a brilliantly varied subject which spans topics ranging from the huge cosmological scale right down to the tiny      sub-atomic scale. By studying Physics you develop the ability to not only describe how everything around you works but to explain and predict it.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Not only is the Physics department superbly equipped with the entire range of practical needs catered for by dedicated science technicians, but the teachers solely teach Physics A Level, making them specialists in their subjects and the best people to help you reach your full potential.

What will I study?    

In Year 1, you will revisit forces and motion, electricity, waves and materials while also starting to explore new ideas such as quantum physics. 
In Year 2, study of topics including astrophysics, medical physics, nuclear and particle physics and many more.

How will I be assessed?    

Exams at the end of Year 2 & a practical endorsement. 40% of exam marks available are based on mathematical assessment in the context of Physics.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

You will leave the course with a range of skills including the ability to handle numbers confidently, approach problems logically, and work practically. These skills will be an asset if you undertake further study or employment in not only the sciences but also many other fields including: engineering, finance, architecture, medicine, computer science and maths.

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