Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

A LEVEL PHYSICS “Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.” Werner Heisenberg Physics is a part of everything we know, and everything we don’t know about the world around us. It allows us to understand the complexities of electromagnetism and momentum, but leaves us to ponder the vastness of the universe and the minuteness of quarks. The unique set of skills amassed through contemplating and studying the how’s and why’s of everyday life and beyond, give physicists an extraordinary view of the world - they are seen as thinkers, problem solvers and achievers. Studying physics at Sigma Sixth gives students the opportunity to unlock some of the universally desired theoretical and practical skills physicists have, allowing them to become the thinkers, problem solvers and achievers of the future. CURRICULUM STATEMENT • Module 1: Development of practical skills in physics • 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 Assessment consists of three exam papers and there is also a separate non-exam practical endorsement element to the course. COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and maths and should be aiming to achieve a minimum grade 6 in GCSE sciences. ENTRY CRITERIA