Physics


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study Physics?

  • I want to learn about the scientific principles behind today’s exciting technology
  • I want to study a course which is demanding but interesting
  • I want a qualification that opens doors in a wide range of exciting careers
  • It is an excellent starting point if I am considering a career in science, engineering or technology.

What does the course consist of?

  • A study of the whole universe from quarks to black holes and quasars
  • Year 1 covers familiar areas such as electricity and motion, and introduces new ideas like quantum physics and particle physics
  • Year 2 takes the course into gravitational  fields, electromagnetism and nuclear physics
  • Year 2 of the course also includes a study of the physics of astronomy.

How is this course assessed?

  • By examination.

What might this course lead on to?

  • The demand for students with a Physics qualification is very high and, therefore, nearly all students who achieve A Level Physics go on to university
  • Many universities over bursaries of £3,000 to attract high achieving students taking Physics and/or Engineering.
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