Physics

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About the subject

From the Big Bang to the tiny details of quantum and particle physics, this subject will teach you to understand how the Universe works. This interesting and inspiring field will open so many doors. You will become a problem-solver which is essential to many careers.

Entry Requirements

6-6 in Science, 7 in maths

Year 12 Topics

Particles and radiation
Waves and optics
Materials and mechanics
Electricity

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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