The study of physics provides a fuller understanding of how the world works – from the tiny world of atoms and sub-atomic particles to the huge scale of stars, galaxies and the universe itself. The courses at KS3, GCSE and A-level cover topics that are fundamental to furthering progress in everything from cancer treatment and advanced medical technologies to computing, communication, media technology, sportswear, renewable energy and forecasting the weather.
Through both theoretical and practical work, the study of physics encourages the development of key transferable skills in areas such as problem solving, data analysis and communication. Such skills are highly regarded by universities and employers.
Choosing to study physics can lead to a career within the latest electronic and computing industries. However, physics also provides essential knowledge and understanding for those working in areas such as environmental monitoring, aeronautics, medical imaging, modelling financial markets, patent law, scientific journalism… the list is endless!