The specification is divided into topics each covering different key concepts. As learners progress through the course they will build on their knowledge of the laws of Physics, applying their understanding to solve problems on topics ranging from Sub-Atomic Particles to the Entire Universe. The specification aims to encourage learners to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject, and how they relate to each other, as well as a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods. Learners will also develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills. There are opportunities throughout the course for learners to hone their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, to understand how society makes decisions related to scientific issues, and also how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society as a whole.
Exam Board: OCR
Qualification Title: Physics
Qualification Specification Code: H556
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the OCR webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements, plus GCSE Science grade 6 or above
The summary of components is as follows:
• Module 1: Development of practical skills in
• Module 2: Foundations of Physics
• Module 3: Forces and Motion
• Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons
• Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics
• Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics
Physics Research and Development, Engineering of many disciplines from Communications, Chemical, Electrical, Automotive and Marine, to name but a few. The following fields allow Physicists to use their mathematical and analytical skills: Business, HR, Finance, IT, Consultancy, Banking and Accountancy. The analytical skills and logical approach developed in the study of Physics is well regarded in many fields. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by Further Education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry. This course will allow them to develop as a confident, independent thinker and, also as someone who can operate effectively as an individual or part of a team – all skills that will enable them to stand out and promote themselves as they progress through life.
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