Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. Its an exciting and fast-moving science with new discoveries being made every week, particularly in astronomy and particle physics. We will build on the core principles you have learned at GCSE and develop and extend your skills and knowledge of this fascinating subject.
Your experimental skills will develop through a range of core practicals that will allow you to gain the practical skills endorsement at the end of the second year. We offer extra support sessions in addition to lessons, booklets and other resources to enable you to make progress.
Work experience in a field of your choosing is also offered. Examples include engineering, schools and hospitals.
Students have progressed from here to study Physics and variety of Engineering degrees at many top universities including Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge.Unique Features.
The opportunity to attend extracurricular Physics lectures at Manchester and surrounding areasDay visits to a range of Engineering events in the North West.
Trips to large Physics facilities such as Jodrell Bank in Cheshire and CERN in Geneva.
A chance to participate in the British Physics OlympiadStudents on the Academic Excellence pathway have the opportunity to research an Extended Project Qualification in a Physics-related area.
Enrichment activities such as the National Schools Observatory
Physics is an essential subject for engineering and will be very useful in a range of careers from architecture to Zoology.Employers value the logic and problem solving skills it develops
All facets of engineering, Energy and power provision, Environmental consultancy, Medical technologies, Research and development, Financial and IT sectors, Telecommunications, Teaching
100% of the course is exam based.