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Physics A Level

Start DateDays/TimesFees:
Sixth Form College
Fully Funded:£0.00

Who is this course for?

Young people aged 16-18.

What is this course about?

Physicists ask big questions such as `what is the universe made of and how did it start?¿ They study things like mass and energy, light and sound, gravity and time. Physics covers everything from the smallest particles to the largest galaxies.

As you learn about physics, you will also carry out lots of experiments and do investigations. These help you to understand the ideas and apply them to real world situations such as sport, music, food technology, satellites, earthquakes and particle accelerators.

In the first year you will learn about forces and movement, materials, electrical energy, waves and sound, quantum physics and the nature of light.

In the second year you will learn about electromagnetism, electric fields, nuclear and particle physics, oscillations and circular motion, gravity and astrophysics, gases and thermal energy.

What do I need to get on the course?

You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses.

In addition, you must achieve at least grade B in GCSE Mathematics and at least grade B in both GCSE Core and Additional Science or grade B in two Science subjects if you are taking triple science. If your B (or above) grades are in triple Science, one of these must be Physics.

A Level physics must be taken in combination with at least one other subject from the following list: Maths, Chemistry and Biology.

If you plan to take a physics or engineering related degree at university, then you should take maths A Level along with physics.

What qualification will I get?

A Level Physics after the second year.

What can I do after the course?

A Level Physics is regarded very highly and you will be well prepared for university entrance on a wide range of degrees. Close to 80% of our A Level students progress to Higher Education. Alternatively, you could choose to enter employment.

How do I get on the course?

Please click on the 'Apply' button above.

Start DateDays/TimesFees:
Sixth Form College
Fully Funded:£0.00

Is there anything else I need to know about the cost of the course?

Home students aged 16-18 do not pay the course fee.

Case Studies

Sylvia Pao Sie LimSylvia Pao Sie Lim - Physics & Psychology

"Having done all the Sciences, the best part of the course was being able to overcome all of the challenges faced with learning some of the most difficult subjects around. It was very satisfying. I would definitely recommend the course to others. The support that you receive is immense. You get help both during your studies and get even more help with planning for the time after. Best of all you meet people from so many different cultures and backgrounds."

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Fees are based on 2013-14 fee policy. These are subject to change.

For courses that are longer than one year additional fees are likely to apply in the following year.

The college reserves the right to change dates, fees and other details described above or cancel courses if circumstances demand.