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Full Time - To be arranged
This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme
A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme
Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.
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Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
The boundaries between Physics and other sciences are neither rigid nor fixed, and knowledge of Physics is required in many other disciplines. For example, a great deal of medicine involves an understanding of Physics as well as Human Biology.
Physics is often thought of as the “hardest” of the three science subjects and is certainly the most mathematical but it is a great choice to study new technologies and the world in which we live.
You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including English/Welsh Language at B grade, Maths at grade B plus Double Award Science at BB or above, or GCSE Physics (Higher Tier) at grade B.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
In the first year AS Level course you will cover:
Mechanics (forces, motion and energy) • Electrons and photons and particles • Materials • Waves • Lasers • Radiation from stars • Quantum phenomena • Superconductivity • Experimental skills
The second year (A2) builds upon material studied at AS level and includes;
Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic fields • Further mechanics (circular motion and simple harmonic motion) • Thermodynamics • Nuclear physics • Astronomy and Cosmology • Options (a.c. theory, medical physics, physics of sport, environmental physics)
How will I be assessed?
Career Opportunities and Progression
On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as Physics and Engineering. It is acceptable or desirable for many other degree courses such as Optometry, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Computer Science and Mathematics. A number of learners go into employment or move onto an apprenticeship programme.