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Physics

Staff Contact

Mr Dave Tatlow dtatlow@farmors.gloucs.sch.uk

Course Content

You will study core content including: measurements and their errors, particles and radiation, waves, mechanics and materials, electricity, thermal physics, fields and their consequences, nuclear physics and medical physics.

Exam Board AQA

Exams: 3 exams in Y13 as well as 12 practical assessments graded at pass/fail.

Results 2019

A*-B: 45% | A*-C 73% | A*-E: 100%

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry criteria plus:

Grades 5 6 in Double Science or 5 5 6 in Triple (6 in Physics) + grade 6 in Maths. If grade 5 is achieved in Maths then Core Maths should be taken in addition.

Career Opportunities

Potential careers available from this course

  • Architecture degree
  • Engineering degree or apprenticeships
  • Medical degree (most medical courses require Chemistry and another science)
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Astro-physics degree

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

Honda Car Plant

Intel Microchip processor plant

CERN, Geneva

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Student profile


Christina Elliott

Previous school Farmor's

Studied Physics, Maths, Further Maths and EPQ

Achieved A*A*A*A and is studying Actuarial Science and Mathematics at Manchester University