The WJEC Physics course will enable students to develop an understanding of the world around us from the smallest components of atoms to the vastness of space. Physics is a demanding fundamental science which requires students to have imagination to cope with what we cannot see, mathematical ability in calculations, handling equations, and dealing with graphs, the ability to draw conclusions and to argue a case, and perseverance when the ideas are weird and hard to follow. In each of the AS and A2 courses there are three units of assessment, including a written exam in January and June, and a practical assessment.
Subjects that link particularly well with this course are Mathematicss, Electronics and Chemistry. To be successful in this course students should feel confident in their ability to manipulate formulae, do calculations, draw graphs, use scientific apparatus, and make suggestions.
Many A level Physics students continue their studies to degree level in this or a related subject. As part of a wider programme the course provides an excellent basis for progression to any career or university course. Physics will support a career in a wide range of areas, including Engineering, any science, medicine, and anything which requires numeracy or analytical skills. Studying Physics alongside Mathematics is essential if you wish to study Physics or Engineering at University. The skills developed in this course are highly regarded as a numerate analytical foundation for many different careers.