What does this qualification cover?
The topics taught on this course are:
- Particle model of matter
- Atomic structure
- Magnetism and electromagnetism
- Space physics
At the end of year 11, our students sit 2 papers in Physics, each one worth 100 marks and 105 mins long. Students will receive one separate Science GCSE grade for Physics.
- At least 10 practical experiments over the two year course, allowing for plenty of opportunities to learn about energy transformations, electrical principles, radioactivity, wave and particle behaviour and much more.
- Comprehensive schemes of work and pedagogy, as well as access to past papers, mark schemes, examiner reports, specimen papers and a vast array of resources developed by our experienced teaching staff
- Differentiated learning materials tailored to every student’s needs
- State-of-the-art laboratories for testing various scientific principles, techniques or experiments, including circuitry and electrical systems, heat flow from materials, Newton’s laws, electromagnetism and more
Links to workplace
Employers recruiting graduates for biology-related jobs include:
- Universities and clinical research organisations
- Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
- Private hospitals and NHS trusts
- National and global health, conservation and environmental charities
- Scientific and technical consultancies
- Schools and colleges
- Outreach organisations, such as museums, science centres and broadcast companies.
Many biology graduates pursue opportunities outside the science, education and health sectors in industries such as business, finance, the civil service, marketing and sales.