Physics is the subject for those students who concern themselves with understanding the complexity of the world around us. By studying physics, we can begin to appreciate the true beauty of nature and the universe in which we live. We search for patterns, look for meaning and discover simplicity.
From particles too small to observe with even the most powerful of microscopes, to the colossal distances between the stars, physics is the sort of subject where discovering how little you know can be as satisfying as calculating the solution to a complex problem.
In today’s world, physics allows us to develop alternative energy sources for future generations, assess the full extent of global warming and aid the development of materials and technologies that could one day put men on Mars.
The discipline of physics teaches skills that are recognised as highly relevant to a number of careers that include law, accounting, forensic science, IT, oceanography, meteorology, geology, archaeology, engineering, aeronautics and finance.
As such, physics combines particularly well with other AS subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Computing, History, Business Studies and Languages.
|AS Level course outline:Communications
This module lets you examine the role of physics in imaging, signalling and sensing. You will learn how information is transmitted over huge distances in such a short space of time and will design and build your own electronic sensors that are sensitive to movement, sound or light.
Wave and quantum behaviour
Space and time
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