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Physics AS level at The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Course description

The course covers both traditional and modern Physics concepts via nine chapters of work in each year. Opportunities exist for practical laboratory work, extended research and presentations. Unit 1 Physics in Action – Imaging, Sensing, Testing materials looking inside materials, and quality of measurement. Unit 2 Understanding Processes – Wave and Quantum behaviour, Mapping Space and time and Computing the next move. Unit 3 Physics in Practice – Practical work including a sensor project or similar which involves data handling, and a materials research and presentation exercise.

Entry requirements

Eight A* to C grades at GCSE (including English and Mathematics). Core and additional Science GCSE at grade B or above. Mathematics at B grade or above is also grade B or above is desirable.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Chemistry and Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Physics, which could lead onto higher education in a science related subject or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Science Technician or Electronics Engineer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Coopers' Company and Coborn School directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2017
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