Topics you will study
- Measurements and their errors
- Particles and radiation
- Mechanics and materials
- Thermal physics
- Fields and their consequences
- Medical Physics
- Nuclear physics
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?
Physics is essential for Engineering –e.g. Aerospace and Aeronautical, Physics, Astrophysics, Nanotechnology and useful for Maths, Computing, Radiology, Physiotherapy, Optometry, Medicine, Dentistry, Armed Forces e.g. Pilot.
Physics graduates are sought after for financial institutions. Employment in the Energy Industry – Nuclear Power and Alternative Energy Production.
The logical thinking and problem solving skills acquired by the study of Physics makes Physicists very employable. Physics graduates have a starting salary 15% above the average.
Exams – 100% (3 exams)
Pass/fail practical element separate form grade.
OCR Specification A
Results 2017: 95%
- Highly Mathematical – Questions involving the use of mathematical skills within Physics will contribute to 40% of the assessment as such studying a mathematics qualification alongside this subject is highly recommended.
- Not limiting – opens up progression routes in the fields of engineering and physical sciences.
- Hands on – lots of practical activities – at least one a week in university labs.
- It is a prized A Level to have, recognised as such by top universities
Stoke6th Graduate Attributes
How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…
Studying Physics at the Sixth Form College will enhance your resilience through a challenging and complex curriculum. You will have to use your numerical skills throughout the course with most solutions in physics requiring multiple analytical methods, which will need to be presented and utilised in a coherent fashion. Practical sessions will need to be written up in a manner that others can understand, communication skills will be integral for this and will consistently improve as a result.
Your ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, will be improved through participation in practicals.
What our students say…
“I really enjoyed the practical work – it helps me remember concepts because I actually did it rather than I being told about it.”
“Physics is fascinating and I would definitely recommend studying it.”
“Such a wide range of topics are covered in this course. It is quite a challenge but worth the hard work in the end.”