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Understanding how the world works

hadron colliderThe most important requirement in the study of physics is a passion for the understanding of how the world works, and a drive to master the key concepts governing the physical world. It illuminates our understanding of why the sun turns red in the evening, how we can speak across continents and why some bridges fall down. Students should also be able to access cutting edge research. There are regular trips to CERN in Geneva, the largest particle accelerator in the world, and to JET in Oxfordshire, which currently houses the largest nuclear fusion reactor in Europe.

Students should have at least a grade 6 in Double Award Science or Physics GCSE, and in GCSE Mathematics. They are also strongly advised to take A Level Mathematics. The A Level Physics course opens up the world of Scientific Research - Engineering, Astronomy, Information Technology and Medicine.

A level

Units in year 12:

    * Quantum Physics, Circuits, Wave properties and Electromagnetism.

    * Turning moments, Forces, Projectiles and Material deformation.

    * Practical Skills in Physics 1

Units in Year 13

    * Momentum, Circular Motion, Oscillations and Newton's laws of Motion.

    * Fields, Nuclear Physics, Medical Imaging, Astronomy.

    * Practical Skills in Physics 2.

Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions at the Senior School, please contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Carole Heritage on 01225 721 133

To arrange a visit, or any other enquiries at the Pre-Prep and Prep please contact our Deputy Heads of Admissions Nicky Davis or Katie Hiscott on 01225 831 238.

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