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Physics

It is no exaggeration that physical laws mediate all actions and interactions throughout our lives, not only in day-to-day experience, but within our minds, and the exciting opportunities offered by technological change. Taking place in our brand new science labs, Physics lessons at Worksop College are about inspiring you to find out about the world in which you live.

So we emphasise a hands-on approach to verifying both classical and modern physical laws, from Archimedes to Niels Bohr — not just what we know, but how we know it and, importantly, how well. Physics lessons here are frequently about finding connections and hidden truths and are a great source of those rare moments when things all click.

Teaching is varied and as the emphasis shifts to questioning the laws of nature, there are plenty of opportunities for you to plan and carry out experiments, communicate complex ideas, create simulations, think critically, and solve problems.

All of which are skills highly valued by universities and employers.

After completing a Physics A level, many pupils go on to read straight Physics, Engineering or Natural Sciences at leading universities. Physics is also an important subject for those wanting to pursue careers in Engineering and Architecture.

This subject is for you: if you are determined, resourceful and prepared to study independently. You will be expected to read around the subject, write reviews of new publications and take part in opportunities outside the curriculum. Due to the demanding nature of the course, you will be expected to have minimum GCSE grades of AB at double-award Science or B in GCSE Physics to study this subject at A-level.

Assessment

100% exam – three x 2 hr papers taken at the end of Yr 2

Subject Level Yr Grp Exam Board
Physics GCE UVI AQA