Why You Should Study A Level Physics
March 16, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
“The branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.”
English Oxford Living Dictionaries
In memory of the late Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), we wanted to reveal all the ways that Physics is cool, fun and interesting, and why you should A Level Physics.
It kickstarts your education journey
Studying a Physics A Level opens up a world of possibilities for your education and future. It forms the basis of your knowledge and provides you with vital UCAS points that are required to go to university!
It is basically the study of everything!
Why is the sky blue?… Which way does water drain down a plughole?… Why does my hair stand on end at certain times?
These can all be answered through Physics. Everything will have a cause that ultimately whittles down to the laws of Physics, and studying A Level Physics will help you to uncover the reasons why.
Physics helps your knowledge of other subjects too
A Level Physics combines a few different subjects into one major, interesting subject. Throughout your course, you will learn Maths and therefore logical and critical thinking, other branches of science as well as Literature.
You primarily get paid to think
As Physics is often a theory-based subject, your career will primarily involve you thinking and uncovering new information and theories. What’s more you will get paid for this!
In the UK, the average salary for a Physicist is £34,000!
Wide range of career options
If you’re anything like us, you automatically think studying Physics means becoming a Scientist. And although The Big Bang Theory sitcom has made this more popular in recent times, this is not the only career available.
Many people who study Physics go onto becoming teachers, engineers, analysts or even criminologists. As Physics promotes a wide range of skills, your A Level Physics course could take you in a multitude of directions.
Earn while you learn
As the number of people who study Physics is decreasing, some facilities offer grants and bursaries to those who wish to take up the subject.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Sheldon Cooper or Brian Cox?
Enrol onto our A Level Physics course and start your journey today. Like Stephen Hawking said:
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”