Scientists love to ask questions: How does this work? Why is it here? What happens if I…? Our Physics and Chemistry course aims to harness your curiosity, as well as develop your scientific imagination and reasoning, experimentation, and perseverance. As your confidence grows, so too will your understanding of core physical and chemical concepts, building on and often going beyond what they will have studied at school. New, more advanced concepts will be introduced that you might not otherwise have encountered, spurring you on to pursue Physics and Chemistry at a higher level – fostering enthusiasm for the subjects is a key aim of this course.
In Physics, you’ll look at the principles governing forces and how they interact with matter. This will encompass mechanics and the laws of motion, types of energy, and the key differences between waves and matter – using light and sound as examples. Practical elements include learning how to plot a graph correctly, using gradient and area.
In Chemistry, you’ll look at atomic structure and the concept of moles. The course also covers solutions and molar calculations and explores the properties of acids and bases. You will learn about the various types of chemical bond and look closely at chemical reactions and equations, as well as some simple kinetics and the collision theory of reactions.