Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. A strong aptitude for maths coupled with a full scientific understanding will allow you to engage with and explore endless physical ideas and concepts. The world around us is filled with physical innovations from the discovery of x-rays to using positrons to diagnose cancer.
Subject content: Measurements and their errors; particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and materials; electricity; further mechanics and thermal physics; fields and their
Assessment is 100% examination-based, with twelve standard experiments being assessed and awarded independently.
It is strongly recommended to study Physics with A level Mathematics and Mechanics as this is essential for most physical science or engineering based degree courses. A level Physics is a very good indicator of a student’s academic ability and is therefore highly regarded by most universities, including law and accountancy. In particular, Physics is essential for those wishing to study a Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Architecture or Medicine at degree level.
In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:
Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 6 in Core Science and Grade 7 in Additional Science; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Grade 6 in Maths and grade 5 in English Language, Grade 7 in Core Science and Grade 6 in Additional Science; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 6 in Biology and Grade 6 in either Chemistry or Physics; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Please refer to subject combinations below:
Science and maths subjectcombinations:
• Requirement to do Chemistry with either Physics or Biology
• Requirement to do Physics with Maths
• Preference to do Biology with Chemistry