Entry Requirements

66 for Combined Science, plus 7 for Maths

About the course

There has never been a more important time to promote physics. As the science which really underpins our understanding
of the world we live in, physics has already brought huge benefits to our society and physicists contribute enormously
across the whole of our economy Indeed, physics provides the foundation for the advances in engineering, information
and communication technologies and health sciences which we rely on daily in our lives. Now it can help us tackle the
great challenges we face today, in this country and internationally - climate change, energy supply, sustainable housing and transport networks.

Physics

Possible future careers...

Year 12 Topics

Particles and radiation
Waves and optics
Materials and mechanics
Electricity

Goes well with...

Maths, Chemistry, Business, Geography

Year 13 Topics

Further mechanics and thermal physics
Fields and their consequences
Nuclear Physics
Option A - Astrophysics
Option B - Medical physics

Exams

You will have three 2 hour exams at the end of year 13. Plus 12 required practicals that you write up during the course.
Paper 1 - mostly year 12 work - 60 marks long answer questions, 25 marks multiple choice (34% of grade)
Paper 2 - mostly year 13 work - 60 marks long answer questions, 25 marks multiple choice (34% of grade)
Paper 3 - your option and practicals skills are tested - 80 marks as long answer questions (32% of grade)

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