A Level Physics (September 2024 Start)
Start Date: 05/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 26/06/2026
End Time: 17:00
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site
A Level Physics gives you the opportunity to explore the phenomena of the universe and to look at theories that explain what is observed. This subject combines practical skills with theoretical ideas to develop descriptions of the physical universe. You will learn about everything from kinematics to cosmology and many recent developments in fascinating topics, such as particle physics. If you are interested in the limits of space, the beginning of time and everything in between this is the subject for you. Physics is more than a subject – it trains your brain to think beyond boundaries.
- GCE A Level in Physics
After The Course
Physics is a highly respected A Level. A good grade in A Level Physics demonstrates to an employer that you have analytical and mathematical skills that you can apply to real life situations. There are many possible career paths that it will create for you, for example: Engineering, Medicine, Forensic Science, Astronomy, Cosmology, Electronics, Power generation, Finance and many more.
What Will I Learn
You will study the following units: Particles and quantum phenomena, waves and optics, forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, work, energy and materials, electricity and DC circuits, circular motion, simple harmonic motion, thermal physics and gases, gravitational fields, electric fields, capacitors, magnetic fields and electromagnetic induction, radioactivity and nuclear rnergy. AQA also include an option topic: 1 from astrophysics, medical physics, engineering physics, turning points in physics and electronics.
The course is taught by well qualified and experienced lectures who are dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality pastoral support. The team includes staff with relevant sector expertise.
Teaching Learning and Assessment
Variety of delivery methods including classroom activities, professional discussions, digitally-enabled activity, presentations and directed study.
As a student, you will have weekly tutorials that are used for one to one support, progress updates, employability skills and preparation for University.
How Will I Be Assessed
The whole of the A level Physics course is examined at the end of the full course. There are three theory papers and a practical skills assessment. Your grade is determined by how well you do on the theory papers. Your result in the practical is noted as an endorsement alongside your A-level grade. The papers are: 2 papers each covering about half of the main course content A third paper with data response / synoptic questions which can come from any part of the specification, plus questions on the option topic. The practical skills assessment involves performing a series of twelve experiments in class time which are assessed.
- You need five GCSEs at grade 9 - 4
- A good grounding in Physics is essential - grade 6 or higher at GCSE Physics or double science.
- You need to be comfortable with Mathematics ( grade 6 or higher) and able to write good English that is scientifically accurate.
- A general interest in science would be helpful. Much of what you learn in Physics will complement A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.
No specific experience is required for this course but a keen interest in Physics is essential.
How To Apply
Clicking "Apply" will add the A Level programme to your list of interested courses. During the checkout process you will be able to select the A Level subjects you would like to study.