Everyone percieves physics on a
different wavelength

At UC Academy, we understand that everyone perceives physics on a different wavelength. Some are looking to pursue physics in the future, and are looking to excel, while others had to fill a science requirement and saw physics as the lesser evil. Whatever the circumstances, we have designed this revision course to fulfill everyone’s needs and best prepare you for the exams to come.

[highlight-text]This course covers ALL the topics of the core syllabus, from the fundamental concepts of mechanics and thermal physics to the more applied topics such as motion in fields and even quantum physics (in the higher level course). The course is structured in such a way that the topics are lectured in a concise manner, followed by many practice questions so that the revised theory can immediately be put to practice. These questions can be tough, as is to be expected. This is why our teachers are there to guide you through them in a logical manner, to make sure the exam will feel less daunting than it did before the course. Although the days at UC Academy are long and dense, at the end of the day we finish with an optional evening session. Those of you that still have questions or simply want to do some more problems, can do so in a relaxed environment with our teachers around to help you with anything you need.[/highlight-text]

One of the most important things to remember throughout the course is that the teachers are there not merely to teach, but to help you prepare for your exams. They are motivated to help you, all you need to do is ask them questions!

Physics standard level

In Standard Level Physics, you cover all the topics and concepts that have been introduced over the past year and a half. Here, we try to make you aware and comfortable with the concepts, but also with the way that the questions may come up in the exam and we cover strategies for structured approaches to long and complicated problems. We understand that you’re not aiming to be a physics genius and thus will take this into account when we present information to you and guide you through various problems.

By making sure that each topic is given through a lecture, we make sure that the concepts are refreshed and clear to the extent that problems can be tackled in the time before the next lecture to consolidate the knowledge. The lectures also come with excellent review notes so that you have all the information you need in one place.

We put a lot of emphasis on problem solving, as this is what will be tested on exams. Although most of you find this less comfortable, from experience we have found that this is the best way to learn physics. Then there are the evening sessions, which should act as a supplement to the rest of the day to calmly reassess your progress and use your time accordingly. You will also have time to look back on any difficulties you had with any material or problems and ask any questions you have.

 

Physics higher level

In Higher Level Physics, you cover all the topics and concepts that have been introduced over the past year and a half with special focus on the more challenging ones. Here, we try to make you make you an expert at the core topics and also make sure you fully understand the HL topics. Moreover, we know that the biggest challenge will still be the problems thus we spend a lot of time on developing a more structured and logical approach to any problems put before you. Most importantly is that we treat everyone in the course as an individual, understanding that everyone learns their own way and is at their own level. Nevertheless, we want everyone to pass and those that are very interested in physics will definitely be in the right place to perfect your skills for that notorious 7!

By making sure that each topic is given through a lecture, we make sure that the concepts are refreshed and clear to the extent that problems can be tackled in the time before the next lecture to consolidate the knowledge. The lectures also come with excellent review notes so that you have all the information you need in one place.