At A level we can develop many of the basic foundations covered at GCSE developing and deepening your knowledge and understanding of forces and fields in particular.
Physics has no limits – everything in your life, on this planet, other planets, to the far reaches of the universe and beyond is within physics. All the gadgets that we take for granted like laptops and mobile phones wouldn’t be here; nor would the electricity supply that charges them and powers so many other things we use every day. A physicist invented the World Wide Web and it’s hard to imagine a world without it – but when you were born not many people had heard of it. Physicists are constantly finding new things – this makes it a very interesting and challenging subject.
Physics is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in technology, engineering, architecture, materials science, medicine, and veterinary science. It is also good preparation for a wide range of careers such as research and development, business and law, finance & accountancy, education, and environmental science. It is usually required or recommended for degrees in most engineering disciplines and as such you are strongly advised to take A level mathematics to facilitate access to these courses.