What should I have already achieved?

  • At least passed one L1 external (mechanics or electricity).

  • Plus entry into MAT 2

  • Some students may apply for alternative entry - this will be at the discretion of Mrs Singh (Leader of Physics).

What will I learn?

You will develop your skills as a scientist by carrying out a range of physics investigations.

Collecting data using the latest technologies will be a focus as this allows you to design your own investigations and research areas of your own interest.

Physics concepts of force, energy and conservation laws will be applied to a wide range of contexts including nuclear medicine, sports science, engineering, outdoor adventure pursuits, electric motors and alternative energy generators.

How will this course be assessed?

A combination of 2 internal of 7 (3+4) credits and 2 external of 12 credits (6+6) make up the assessments. The internals (7 credits) include a test and an investigation.

There are no FAO for the internals.

How do I get into Level 3 Physics?

The Guidelines for success at Level 3 Physics is achieving at least 14 credits in level 2 physics, including 2 external.