Junior Freshman Foundation Physics for students of Science and Earth Sciences
- "Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences" - K.Franklin et al– suggested textbook
- “Physics with Health Science Applications - Paul Urone – additional reference material
JF Foundation Physics Practical Laboratory Classes
Students attend a 3 hour experimental laboratory once a week.
JF Foundation Physics Small Group Projects
All students are required to investigate a given topic in Physics and present their findings in the form of a report. Students work in groups of three each. A member of the academic staff acts a mentor to the group and sets the topic.
Exam – Trinity Term
Information about examinations is posted on the Junior Freshman notice board (outside the labs on the first floor of SNIAM) during Hilary Term. The Foundation Physics module, PY1F01 is examined in an end-of-year 3-hour examination paper during the annual exam session in Trinity Term. The overall mark for the module is calculated as the weighted average of the exam mark (60%), the laboratory practical mark (30%) and project mark (10%). If a student does not achieve a pass grade in a module, the student must either compensate according to the rules of the Science course or take a supplemental exam in that module in the following Michaelmas Term. Marks in the supplemental exams are calculated in the same way as in the annual exam.