Physics at Edgbaston College
Physics is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behaviour through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves
Sections 1–5 and 6.1 (Periodic motion)
Assumed knowledge from sections 1 to 6.1
Section A: Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis
Section B: Students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13
Good Subject Combinations
For most science and engineering courses at top universities, both A level Physics and Maths are required, with A level Further Maths also preferred alongside this combination. Biology and Chemistry are also commonly studied with Physics, especially if you are thinking of pursuing a science degree at university
Physics can develop your understanding of core topics relevant to many areas of science, such as astronomy, computational and experimental physics. Furthermore, a Physics qualification can build transferrable skills, such as problem solving, reasoning and data analysis, which are valued by all employers. Therefore, studying Physics gives you an advantage in most science careers, such as engineering, research and even in Medicine/Dentistry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Physics be completed in one year?
Yes. This is typically done when:
- Students who are retaking their A-Levels
- Students who wish to complete the course in one intensive year
Do you offer other exam boards for Retake students?
We try our best to cater for all student needs. Please contact admissions for further information.