This course builds on GCSE Physics concepts, and is predominantly for 16-19 year olds who have an interest in the physical world, the observable universe and the laws that govern them. It is for those who have an interest in current developments and are excited by seeing how the concepts connect and lead on from the fundamental ideas in physics. You should be the type of person who gains satisfaction from working hard and thinking deeply about things as well as being able to undertake practical work that shows the practical reality of concepts. Students need to write scientific descriptions well, show initiative and be prepared to discuss and debate.
To study physics as part of a 3 A Level package you will require 6 GCSE passes at grade A*- C (and/or 8/9-4/5) in academic subjects taken at one sitting. In addition to this you will need a grade B (or grade 6) in a maths and additional science (or physics if taken) and a grade C (or grade 5) in GCSE English.
The main topics of study will be: mechanics, electricity, quantum physics, materials, thermodynamics, fields, waves and astrophysics. Physics is a subject that challenges your everyday experiences, expectations and beliefs. Essentially, it is the study of the relationship between everything in the Physical world from our human level as well as from the quantum to the astrological level. It seeks to apply fundamental mechanics in every aspect of our universe to produce logical and scientific descriptions of the universe.
Assessment will be by examination.
On successful completion of this course you will achieve an A Level in Physics. Physics is an academic A Level and is accepted and highly sought after by all good universities as well as employers.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
You will be expected to buy textbooks.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.