Isaac Physics provides resources to offer support and activities in physics problem-solving to students (and teachers) working from GCSE (Year 11), through sixth form (Years 12 & 13), and to university.
If you’ve just received your GCSE results – congratulations! If you haven't started thinking seriously about what subjects to take at A level or IB, now is a good time to look at your options.
Some courses at university require certain subjects at A level or IB (or an equivalent qualification) and so it’s worth thinking about what kind of course you might apply for, and even just whether you’re more interested in the sciences, humanities or the arts – or a combination of these!
Maybe you’re not sure at this stage what broader area you might want to study, or even what kinds of courses are on offer? King’s has put together some advice on choosing your subjects.
We also offer advice for students taking the International Baccalaureate on choosing subjects.
Scrambled Eggs is a series of podcasts aimed at helping Year 11 and 12 students to explore their subjects and think about what they'd like to study at University. These are ten to fifteen minute discussions with university academics, many of them professors from the University of Oxford. Here are just a few:
Dr Ha-Joon Chang, from Cambridge University's Faculty of Economics, interviewed with Owen Wilson recently for The Guardian. Dr Chang discusses the Conservative party's austerity programme, arguing that austerity is a ‘self-defeating strategy’ and an attempt to undermine the welfare state. The Cambridge professor also talks about inequality, asking whether the UK has ‘socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor’. You can watch the full interview here.