On this course you will develop a wide understanding of Physics and its applications from pioneers like Newton to present day space scientists.
Year 1 (AS)
Unit 1: Motion, Energy and Matter
In this module you will build on work previously studied in your GCSE course and study some of the most fundamental aspects of Physics. You will also be introduced to new work, which is completely different from that studied at GCSE, including the study of stars and physics particles.
Unit 2: Electricity and Light
In this unit, you will study electrical circuits and electrical currents in nature. In addition, you will look at the characteristics of waves, including light waves, dual nature and operation of lasers.
Year 2 (Higher)
Unit 3: Oscillations and Nuclei
In this unit you will study more complex oscillations, including oscillations in a circle and oscillating. You will also study Nuclear physics, including the methods of producing energy from the nucleus.
Unit 4: Fields and Options
A core part of this module is about gravitational fields, both electrical and magnetic. This will include a study of the orbits of planets (astrophysics). There is a choice of four options for further study:
- Option A : Alternating Currents
- Option B : Medical Physics
- Option C : Physics Sports
- Option D : Sustainability and Environment
Unit 5: Practical Examination
In this examination, you will be assessed on the practical skills you've learned during the previous four units.