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Physics AS/A2 Level

Start DateDays/TimesFees:Course Code
01/09/2014Maximum Home/EU Fee: £0.0
Minimum Home/EU Fee: £0.0

Who is this course for?

Young people aged 16-18.

What is this course about?

AS Level

You will study Physics as it relates to the real world. You will explore the concept of sound and waves in music, forces and movement in sport, electrical energy in satellites, materials in food technology, and quantum physics in archaeology.

A2 Level

Theory is developed further to include cosmology and particle physics. You will also study electromagnetism in transport, and why buildings fall down in earthquakes.

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.

What qualification will I get?

AS-Level Physics at the end of the first year of study. 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 'Apply' above to apply online.

If you want to study A Levels you must apply for at least three and no more than six subjects. You will have the opportunity to discuss how many subjects you may be suitable to study at interview stage.

We strongly recommend that you also apply for a vocational course, to ensure that you have an alternative.

If you are studying/have completed AS Levels at another college and would like to apply to study the second year (A2s) at City and Islington College, please click here.

Start DateDays/TimesFees:Course Code
01/09/2014Maximum Home/EU Fee: £0.0
Minimum Home/EU Fee: £0.0

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.

For most full-time courses you can apply online. If you are unable to submit an application online you can order a paper application pack.