Contacts for further information: Mrs Michelle Jones

Why study Physics in the Sixth Form?

Physics could be the course for you if you want to:

  • Develop your knowledge of Physics
  • Develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment and how Physics is useful in the world of work.
  • Be aware how advances in Physics aid advances in technology
  • Develop an understanding of the physical behaviour of materials and how this understanding can be applied to fit materials to do certain tasks
  • Appreciate the endeavour of other scientists in the development of knowledge and understanding of the Physical world
  • Work independently covering a wide variety of contexts for the application of Physics

You will study

In Year 1 you will develop your practical skills as well as studying 2 main modules: Forces and Motion and Electrons, Waves and Photons.

During Year 2 you will cover another 2 modules; Newtonian World and Astrophysics along with Particles and Medical Physics


Across the 2 years you take part in a series of practical tasks that are written up and assessed. This section is reported separately to your A-Level grade. 

Where can Physics take me in the future?

Physics is essential in the following careers: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Astronomy, some Architectural courses and Medical Physics including Radiology. Other Physics related careers include Forensic Science and Ballistics in the services. There are also many other careers, which can be accessed via Physics including Accountancy, Banking, Journalism, Law, and Teaching

What do the students say?

“Physics at A-Level is a lot harder but is also more interesting and can be related to everyday life, so you are reminded of your learning without even knowing”.

Where can I find more information?

From 2015 BCHS will be following the OCR Physics A course

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Click here for A-level Specification