Physics is a key part of science and technology and it appeals to those people who want to understand the world around them. The course delivers physics in a stimulating manner whilst ensuring that the basics necessary for further study are covered. Astrophysics, particle physics, quantum physics and technological applications such as medical physics are some of the areas that you will find particularly enjoyable.

Physics Resources

2 fully equipped laboratories including:

  • equipment for class practical work
  • equipment for individual research investigations
  • data logging equipment for real time data capture
  • lasers, microwave transmitters and receivers, spectrometers etc for wave/light experiments
  • radioactive sources and detectors for radiation experiments
  • oscilloscopes, electronics workstations, digital multimeters etc. for d.c. and a.c. circuits
  • data projectors
  • computer workstations, all students also have access to a computer suite

Where does this course lead?

Physics is a fascinating subject to study at higher level and Physics graduates are in demand because of their analytical and problem solving skills. Physics is an essential requirement for a number of careers and in the past our students have entered a broad range of areas including engineering, medicine, architecture, computer science as well as physics.

Entry Requirements

You will need grade 5 in GCSE Physics or 55 in Combined Science plus grade 6 in GCSE Maths and grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

Physics Course Leaflet

exam board course specification

What Our Students Say

Studying Physics at Carmel has been a brilliant and enriching experience. The course has really tested my maths and problem solving skills in real life situations and helped me to better understand the forces, fields and particles which make up everything around us. A particular highlight was the visit to CERN in Switzerland. It not only tied in with several parts of the course, but my understanding of the amazing work scientists and engineers carry out. It was a once in a lifetime experience!

Emma Fairhurst