This course is for students who are interested in physics and wish to achieve an A-Level qualification in the subject. Physics can support a wide range of diverse careers such as engineering, architecture and medical professions.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including grade B (or above) in Physics, another Science subject and Grade 5/6 Mathematics.
If students have not studied separate science subjects then the course requires at least grade B in Core Science and grade B in Additional Science, as well as a grade B in Mathematics.
Students must study the Mathematical Studies Certificate Course, if not also studying A-Level Mathematics.
What are the key things you’ll learn?
You’ll cover a range of topic from Physics including:
- Quantum phenomena
- Materials and waves
- Circular and simple harmonic motion
- Gravitational and electric fields
- Magnetic fields
- Nuclear and astrophysics
How you will learn
You’ll learn mainly in the laboratory, with a mixture of practical and theory work. The course will build upon the skills and knowledge of your GCSE studies, with a greater emphasis upon the mathematical aspects of the subject. There will also be the chance for external visits and guest speakers to help supplement the teaching.
Where could this course take you?
Physics is a useful degree subject that can lead to a wide choice of careers afterwards. Particular fields such as medical physics, geophysics and energy studies can lead directly to employment.
A-Level physics is an important pre-requisite for the study of engineering, architecture and many other professions.