What you will study
Measurements and their errors. This will introduce and consolidate the use and manipulation of SI units to include
conversions and dimensional analysis.
Errors will be determined and evaluated in absolute, fractional and percentage terms as well as graphically.
Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity. An introduction to the fundamental properties and nature of matter, radiation and quantum phenomena.
You will also study electricity and its Applications, building on principles acquired at GCSE.
Mechanics, Materials and Waves. This introduces vectors and develops knowledge and understanding of forces and energy from GCSE Additional Science.
Materials are studied in terms of their bulk properties and tensile strength and. You will also gain an in-depth knowledge of the characteristics, properties and applications of waves.
Fields and their Consequences and Nuclear Physics. The section covers electric and magnetic fields, together with basic electromagnetic induction.
The nuclear section looks at the characteristics of the nucleus, the properties of unstable nuclei and how energy is obtained from the nucleus.
Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics. This advances the study of motion, introduces circular and oscillatory motion and gravitation. Electric fields and magnetic fields are also studied.
The thermal properties of materials and the nature of gases are studied in depth.
Medical physics Engineering
Physics Turning points of physics
The optional unit will be delivered by a democratic system of electing the most popular choice.
5 GCSEs 9-4 including English Language at grade 4 and maths at grade 6.
Separate sciences 6/6/5 or Dual Science 6/6. i.e. Physics and one other at 6/6.
It’s required that you study A Level Maths as well.
A Level Physics is an excellent qualification for anyone seeking entry to a university and is an essential requirement for physics and engineering courses.
Physics is regarded as a 'facilitating subject' which will increase your chances of progression to a Russell Group University.
HNC Applied Science at Wakefield College
Many physicists work in research and development, engineering and information technology. Other career paths include medicine, astronomy, meteorology, geology, environmental science and teaching. For more advice on career opportunities, visit the Institute of Physics website.