Physics

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Physics

Physics is the gateway to providing the skills for problem-solving, meeting the intellectual demands in a wide range of studies and is highly regarded by institutions of Higher Education and employers. It is more than just the “theatre of science”.

Examination Board OCR

Specification Number H556

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Physics

Physics is the gateway to providing the skills for problem-solving, meeting the intellectual demands in a wide range of studies and is highly regarded by institutions of Higher Education and employers. It is more than just the “theatre of science”.

Examination Board OCR

Specification Number H556

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Wood Green Academy is one of Sandwell’s longest-established and highest-achieving Sixth Form Centres. 

  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

Physics is the gateway to providing the skills for problem-solving, meeting the intellectual demands in a wide range of studies and is highly regarded by institutions of Higher Education and employers. It is more than just the “theatre of science”.

 
Topics Covered
  • Units and Dimensions
  • Speed and Velocity
  • Motion Graphics
  • Density and Pressure
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Starts and Cosmology
  • Electric Fields
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Medical Imaging

 

Course Leader of Physics

Mr Foric

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE Maths 6+
  • GCSE Science 6 6+
  • OR GSCE Physics 6+

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Course Modules

Module 1: Development of practical skills.
Module 2: Foundations of Physics.
Module 3: Forces and Motion.
Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons.
Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics.
Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics.

 

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Paper 1Modelling phsyics - Modules 1,2,3,5

2 hours 15 minutes exam /td>

37%
Paper 2Exploring physics - Modules 1,2,4,62 hours 15 minutes exam37%
Paper 3Unified physics - All Modules1 hour 30 minutes exam26%

Progression Route

Students at Wood Green, on successful completion of this course, have embarked upon careers in Life Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Law and Finance etc. The opportunities are vast.

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time Simon Singh
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
The Universe in a Nutshell Stephen Hawking
The Making of a Atomic Bomb Richard Rhodes
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey Micheal Collins
Surely you're joking Mr Feynman Richard P Feynman & Ralph Leighton
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Course Leader of Physics
Mr Foric seid.foric@woodgreenacademy.co.uk