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A / AS Level Physics at Lincoln College

Course description

Physics is an exciting subject which aims to explain how things work from the smallest to the largest of scales, from nanotechnology to the universe itself. It takes in practice and theory, specialist pure research and applications in the surroundings of everyday life. It is no surprise that those with a physics degree are in demand by many employers. As a discipline, physics is used in many areas of professional activity including engineering, health and biomedicine, the public services and utilities, environmental monitoring, education, and computing.

These specifications have been especially developed for candidates who wish to continue with a study of Physics after GCSE and to develop interest and enthusiasm in the subject, although anyone interested in maths and science should be able to do this course even without any previous knowledge. Some candidates may wish to follow a course for only one year as an AS GCE, in order to broaden their curriculum. Others will continue for a further year extending their course to Advanced GCE. Such a course will prepare candidates to progress into further or higher education, to follow courses in Physics or other science and maths related ones.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study AS/A Level Physics must have 5 GCSEs at grade C and above including C in English Language, B in Science and B in Additional Science (or C in Physics) and C in Maths.
Taking into account previous experience and career aspirations this entry requirement may be waived for mature students.
Students who are not also studying AS Mathematics or AS Use of Mathematics will be required to take a small number of additional maths sessions to help with their studies in Physics.

Future opportunities

Physics should be considered as an essential requirement for those considering careers in Engineering and Physics. In addition, many physics graduates also work in other fields where their problem-solving abilities and analytical skills are great assets, such as:

  • Materials
  • Medical Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Game Programming
  • Forensic Science
  • Food Science
  • Ergonomics
  • Oceanography
  • Climatology
  • Finance
  • Naval architecture
  • Orthoptist
  • Radiography
  • Geophysicis
  • Audio Engineering
  • Mining
  • Automobile industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lincoln College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years