This course will help you to:
- Progress smoothly from GCSE on to A Levels
- Develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of physics
- Gain hands-on practical and data analysis skills
- Appreciate ‘How Science Works’ and its relevance beyond the laboratory
- See how Physics links to other sciences and how the subject underpins important technologies
This course will appeal to students who are curious about how things work on every scale, from the smallest particles to the ends of the universe, and to those who enjoy solving applied mathematical problems.
Students will work individually or in small groups and learn through a number of different approaches including practical experiments, problem solving, research, teacher explanations and demonstrations.
To secure a place at our Post-16 Centre you will need five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above and a minimum of a Grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics. You will also need a Grade 5 at GCSE (or equivalent vocational qualification) for most subjects you want to study at A Level.
For new subjects not previously studied at GCSE, for example; Government and Politics, Psychology and Sociology you must have achieved a Grade 5 in English Language. To study Psychology you also need a Grade 5 in Mathematics or be willing to study Core Mathematics. Notwithstanding this, if you are applying to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics you must achieve a minimum of Grade 6 in the respective science at GCSE, or at least 6-6 in the Combined Trilogy Course, as well as (for Biology and Chemistry) a Grade 5 or higher in Mathematics or (for Physics) a Grade 6 at GCSE.
For Further Mathematics A Level you will require a Grade 8 at GCSE Mathematics.
Future Study and Career Opportunities
This qualification can provide a stepping stone to further studies in Physics, including university degrees.
A Level Physics supports careers in Communications, Environment and Climate, the Energy Sector, Medicine, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Law and Finance.