Physics is considered to be the oldest of the sciences and was actually called Natural Philosophy until the late 19th Century. Physics uses science to make sense of the natural world.
Some practical points to check are:
There are three examination boards accredited by Ofqual. These are:
AQA –One of the leading provider of GCSEs and A Levels. Used by most secondary schools and colleges in the UK.
Edexcel – Considered the UK’s largest awarding organisation, they offer both academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools and colleges.
OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) – Over 13,000 centres choose OCR for their A Levels and GCSEs.
GCSE - involves studying the theory of Physics combined with some investigative work. GCSEs normally take 5 terms to complete and are usually studied full time at school or college.
A/AS Level - AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) qualifications will focus on more traditional study skills. They generally take two years to complete full-time, however they are also available to part-time.
Physics can been taken into many areas at degree level.
There is no minimum qualification required to tutor Physics at home in the UK at present, however we would recommend you ask to see copies of qualifications held.
There are many benefits to introducing your child to a Physics tutor. Closing some of the holes in their learning will enable them to catch up with or creep ahead of their peers, building their confidence and enabling them to enjoy the subject.
Whether building a young child’s confidence or assisting them with exam preparation a Physics tutor is your way of helping them gain control of their learning.
The 5 most famous Physicists are generally listed as :
German born Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) had a very clear view of the problems of Physics and how to solve them from a young age. He considered each achievement a stepping stone to the next advancement. Even after retirement he continued to work on basic concepts of Physics. (Special and General Relativity)
American, Richard Feynman (1918 – 1988) was a keen populariser of Physics through books and lectures. He assisted in the development of the Atomic Bomb and was a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. (Quantum Electrodynamics)
Scot, James Clerk Maxwell (1831 -1879) demonstrated that electric and magnetic fields travel through space in the form of waves and at the constant speed of light. He is also known for the first colour photograph in 1861. (Electromagnetism)
Austrian, Ludwig Boltzmann’s (1844 – 1906) greatest achievement was the development of statistical mechanics; this explains and predicts how the properties of atoms work. (Thermodynamics)
Erwin Schrödinger (1887 – 1961) was an Austrian physicist who received the Noble Peace Prize in 1933 for his contributions to Physics, in particular the Schrödinger equation. (Quantum Mechanics)
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Bernoulli's principle - physics experiment.
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Nobel Laureates in Physics and Their Work.
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