Physics outlines a set of rules which everything in the universe follows. It encompasses a wide variety of topics, from tiny particles to distant galaxies. Therefore I feel that having knowledge in this area opens doors to countless opportunities.
Currently I am studying Maths, Further maths, Physics and Chemistry. I believe that studying these subjects forms a solid foundation for a Physics degree. Numerous topics that we come across in our Chemistry lessons are heavily physics based, for example nuclear decay. In my opinion it is incredibly interesting looking at different areas of science at a variety of angles. As a large proportion of Physics relies on calculations, I felt that it was essential for me to take maths and further maths. The mechanics side will help with the theory behind what is happening meanwhile statistics will allow me to present my findings in a clear way. Further maths has introduced concepts such as matrices and complex numbers which I would not have studied otherwise. These skills will give me an advantage when I study Physics at university.
I have written for the school magazine and the local newspaper on numerous occasions. I had to be organised so that I didn't miss deadlines, which will also be the case in a Physics degree.
Playing major roles such as Puck in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' demonstrates my confidence. This is essential when you are presenting your ideas to a large number of people because if you don't have confidence in what you have discovered then nobody else will either.
In my position as student ambassador one of my tasks was to take prospective parents around the school. This required good communication skills as they asked many questions which I had to answer clearly in a way that they could easily understand.
Lecture days such as 'Science Live' have been one of the main reasons I am so enthusiastic about Physics. It was at this event when I had the privilege to witness a demonstration from Professor Brian Cox. I find his…