Physics

Physics

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Physicists explore the Universe. Their investigations range from particles that are smaller than atoms to stars that are millions and millions of kilometres away. The reward of studying physics is not only a satisfied curiosity, but a better understanding of the physical world.  As Physics is a science, practical work is an important element of the course.

Specification units

At the end of one year’s study, students can take two units of assessment covering content from 4 modules. Practical skills are developed and assessed throughout the course.

Year 12: AS
Module 1: Development of Practical Skills
Module 2: Foundations of Physics
Module 3 – Forces and Motion    
Module 4 – Electrons, waves and quantum physics

Year 13: A2
Module 5 – Newtonian world, astrophysics, thermal physics, gravitation.        
Module 6 – Nuclear and particle physics, electromagnetism, and medical physics.

After two year’s study, students complete three units of assessment covering modules 1 to 4, plus content from modules 5 and 6.

Career Opportunities


Stover pupils studying Physics have gone on to a wide range of further study at university. From astrophysics to fashion design, architecture to medicine, and of course, engineering.

To be successful in Physics you will need to develop problem solving skills, mathematical skills, data analysis skills and practical skills. These are highly valued by employers everywhere, so having  A Level Physics on your CV ensures you stand out from the crowd.

 


 

A Quote from Stover

In factum fidelis, in veneratio videlicet

In action faithful, in honour clear

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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level