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Sixth Form

Physics A Level

Subject: Physics

Hours taught per fortnight (KS5): 9

Physicists explore the fundamental nature of almost everything we know of. They probe the furthest reaches of the earth to study the smallest pieces of matter. A level Physics provides students with the opportunity to explore the phenomena of the universe and to look at theories that explain what is observed. This subject combines practical skills with theoretical ideas to develop descriptions of the physical universe. You will learn about everything from fusion to cosmology and many recent developments in fascinating topics, such as particles in quantum physics. Physics is a fascinating subject that particularly appeals to those with an interest in the limits of space, the beginning of time and everything in between.

For a summary of the curriculum, please see the document below.