OLIVER BEER | SIXTH FORM STUDENT
I chose Physics as a subject as I am looking at studying civil engineering at university. Coming from another school to this sixth form I knew little about the course and therefore made use of the sixth form website with its list of the modules to decide if the course was for me. I currently enjoy the ratio of practicals to taught lessons as well as the Practical Assessed Grade (PAGs), these PAGs came as a surprise to me though. Knowing that PAGs are an essential part of the course is very useful to know before you choose Physics – I think it is a selling point of the course. I feel I have developed my independent learning skills in physics, with a good balance of group and individual learning. Physics has also been the most consistent of my subjects to set tracking test throughout the year which helps at the end of the course to establish which areas you need to improve on. Overall I am enjoying physics A Level at CWLC and look forward to where it will take me in the future.
WHY CHOOSE A-LEVEL PHYSICS?
Physics helps you to understand the world around you and develops problem solving and critical thinking skills. Physics drives technological improvements which impact on society and the environment on a local, national and global scale.
Physicists are versatile which means their skills can be applied in a range of careers. Physics can offer opportunities to work oversees or as part of international teams.
WHY STUDY A-LEVEL PHYSICS AT CWLC?
During your time at CWLCSF you will be offered two residential trips. One trip to the south coast to study waves and astronomy and another trip to CERN in Switzerland to learn more about fundamental particles and see scientists in action.
You will be taught in small group settings by experienced subject specialists in new and well-equipped science labs.
In additional to the curriculum, students participate in the Physics Olympiad which provides students with another platform to excel. Something to make you stand out from other candidates when it comes to applying for university.
WHAT COULD YOU DO NEXT?
Having an A-level Physics is very impressive in a variety of ways, offering you access to a huge range of options for both further education and careers. A-level Physics is highly respected as a qualification and it can open doors to a number of possibilities.
Possible career options with an A-level Physics qualification include: architecture, astrophysics, food scientist, climatologist, radiographer, ergonomics expert, medical physicist, theoretical physicist, geophysicist, chemist, oceanography, naval architect, nuclear physicist, audio technician and orthoptist, to name but a few.
Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form,
Phone: 01905 423906