SGHS wins the 2017 ENTHUSE Award for STEM Secondary School of the Year
|Contact||Mr J Mackenzie (Curriculum Leader: Physics)|
|Entry Requirements||B grades in all examined units in either GCSE Physics or GCSE Core and Additional Science and at least a grade 6 in Mathematics.|
Take Physics because you like understanding how the world works, you like to think and solve practical problems, you enjoy practical work, you are comfortable with maths and equations and you’re not afraid of a bit of hard work!
Students who have studied Physics often go on into careers such as engineering, finance, scientific research and many more. Students considering oversubscribed courses such as Medicine and Veterinary Science often choose Physics to demonstrate their calibre and set themselves apart from the rest of the field! They are seen by employers to have exceptional problem solving skills, the ability to work in a logical manner and are able to work to a high standard.
This is a linear qualification with students sitting exams at the end of the two year course through the completion of three two-hour exams. Question papers are a mixture of long, short and multiple choice questions. 15% of the marks in paper three will be assessing practical knowledge, with an internally assessed practical endorsement from teachers after completion of 12 required practicals over the course.
1. Measurements and their errors
2. Particles and radiation
4. Mechanics and materials
6. Further mechanics and thermal physics
7. Fields and their consequences
8. Nuclear physics
10. Medical physics
11. Engineering physics
12. Turning points in physics
|Contact||Miss E Belfield (Curriculum Leader: Physics, Astronomy)|
|Entry requirements||Grade B or above in GCSE Physics or Additional Science and GCSE Mathematics.|
|Please note: Physics has a new, reformed Specification for 2015, in which the AS and Advanced Level are standalone qualifications.|