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GCSE Physics introduces you to the world of forces, energy and movement on a variety of scales. Studies range from quantum physics to astrophysics (space). This course is designed to create an understanding of how matter interacts and causes actions and reactions. In this course you will study: 1. Energy 2. Electricity 3. Particle model of matter 4. Atomic structure 5. Forces 6. Waves 7. Magnetism and electromagnetism 8. Space physics (physics only)
How will I know how I am doing?
This course is assessed by two 1 hour and 45 minute exams at the end of the academic year.
What do I need to join?
To enrol on the GCSE+ programme, applicants are expected to have a minimum grade profile of 2/3 in all subjects. Applicants will also need to bring a marked piece of work to the interview. Entry tests in maths and English (and science if applying to a science subject) are required. The tests are usually held during the taster day.
You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is typically done in a week during term time. The aim of work experience is to provide learners with life experience in writing an exciting CV, to help them discover what full-time employment is like and to help them begin to think of potential career paths.
What can I do next?
Typically, students who study GCSE Physics move onto A-levels. Students generally have a passion for maths as well, which creates a platform to succeed not only at A-levels but also at university. GCSE Physics teaches problem-solving skills and demonstrates a level of understanding that is appreciated by employers and academics alike.
Course information last updated: Tuesday 19th January 2021 @ 8.30am (20 hours ago)