Physics - BGE
If you are always asking the question “Why does that happen?” you should think about studying physics. Physics is knowledge about really amazing things like energy, forces and the different particles that make up everything in the universe. Some of this knowledge will allow you to start answering those questions. You will have experienced this in the S1/S2 Science course. If you do choose to study physics you will find it addictive and you will carry on asking and answering those questions for the rest of your life.
In the Physics course, many different topics will be studied, including the following areas:
- Forces and the World Around us – Investigating motion and how things work and move. Looking beyond Earth and into Space. Astronomy and Space travel.
- Powering Our World – Investigating Electricity, how it behaves and how it is generated. Generating Electricity – Fossil fuels and Renewable Energy.
- The Invisible World Around Us – Looking into the invisible world of waves and communication.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
On the physics course you will be busy doing the following things:
- planning and carrying out experiments;
- thinking about the results and being able to describe physical effects, including how they affect people and the environment;
- solving everyday problems using physics knowledge and making predictions.
You will develop skills for learning, life and work such as handling information, analysing and evaluating.
Successful completion of the S3 course will allow the study of Physics at National Qualification level in S4. These courses, in turn, will open up opportunities to continue study at higher and further levels.
Possible college or university courses might be:
- NC Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- NQ Motor Vehicle Engineering
- HNC Renewable Energy Systems
- BEng Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
- Master of Batchelor of Science degree in Physics
- BSc Physics with Teaching.
Possible occupations are varied due to the vast skill set you will develop during your time in the Physics department. Potential to lead to a future career in one of the following areas:
Architect, Civil Engineer (building roads, bridges, buildings etc.), Computer Game Designer, Doctor, Electrician, Forensic Scientist, Graphic Artist, Lab Technician, Marine Scientist, Mobile Communications Engineer, Motor Mechanic, Naval Engineer, Oil Field Services Engineer, Optician, Pilot, Plumber, Product Design, Recording Engineer, Renewable Energies Engineer, Surveyor, Space Scientist, Teacher and Sports Injury Specialist.