Why Study Physics?

Physicists are fascinated by the world around them and love to solve problems in a variety of contexts: from the subatomic realm of tiny particles to the vast celestial bodies of the cosmos (and everything in between!). Physicists need to think logically but also need to be creative in their approach to solving problems.

Every topic you study will have a huge range of applications, from architecture to astronomy, and from musical instruments to medical physics.

Why Study Physics at Worcester Sixth Form College?

We take a creative approach to teaching and learning which includes a significant amount of practical work integrated within the course. You will be taught by experienced subject specialists in modern well-equipped laboratories located in our state of the art Science Centre.

We are endorsed by Cambridge University’s HE+ lecture programme and offer additional lectures to students on higher level topics such as Special Relativity, Musical Acoustics, The Apollo Space Missions and Quantum Mechanics.

Our Science and Engineering Academy programme offers Physics students the opportunity to undertake a project of their choosing which can be submitted as an Extended Project Qualification in the second year.

Progression Opportunities

As a Physics student you will learn to adapt your problem solving skills to new situations and develop skills that are not only highly valued by employers, but will give you the opportunity to progress onto the most competitive Higher Education courses – everything from Physics and Engineering to Law and Medicine degrees.

Sophie Hall

Sophie Hall

Physics - Baxter College
I chose to study Physics because I have always been interested to understand the way the world works, and I am fascinated by space and the solar system. The subject is perfect for learning set rules and equations and applying them to life. Physics is obviously very mathematical, and studying A Level Mathematics complements it well. I also study Computer Science and the secure knowledge of programming is essential for simulating the motion and lifecycle of objects in space. After College, I plan on studying Astronomy to PhD level.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Physics64Grade 6,6 or above in Combined Science or grade 6 or above in GCSE Physics and another science. Students should take A Level Maths (exception only by agreement with department) or Engineering with Core Maths.Average GCSE score of 5.5Commitment to practical experiment. Willingness to apply IT.Optional trip in year 1.

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