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Subject Leader: Mr Dewi Davies

Examination Board: CBAC | WJEC

Examinations: 100%

Coursework: 0%

Entry Requirements:

To study physics in Year 12 you should attain B grade or higher in Physics and Mathematics at GCSE. You will have sat the Higher Tier papers in these subjects.

What is Physics?

Physics is at the heart of everything and is a highly rewarding discipline to study at school, university and beyond. It helps find answers to questions such as how did the universe begin and how will it end? What is a black hole? Is time travel possible? Physics forms the basis of most modern technologies and holds the future to global well-being. From the smallest part of the human body to the great clusters of galaxies, physics helps us understand how our world works.

What will I learn whilst studying Physics?

AS Unit 1. Motion, Energy and Matter

AS Unit 2. Electricity and Light

U2 Unit 3. Oscillations and Nuclei

U2 Unit 4. Fields and Options

U2 Unit 5. Practical Examination

Possible Careers:

Physics opens doors to a wide variety of careers. Over half of all physicists work in Research and Development, Engineering, and Information Technology. Others work in medicine, astronomy, meteorology and of course, teaching. Careers that can offer physicists good employment opportunities and some of the best-paid jobs are in the financial sectors, telecommunications and the electrical industry - each with an average salary of about £40K! Some physicists work on problems at the frontiers of knowledge; others tackle the challenging problems that arise in the application of physical ideas to industrial and engineering problems - offering personal satisfaction as great as that from work in ‘frontier’ physics.

Link to the website of the course cbac.co.uk/qualifications/science/as-a-level/physics-as-a-level-2015/