Physics AS Level at North Lindsey College
There are two new qualifications available – an AS level to be completed in one year
or an A-level to be completed in two years.
AS-level and A-levels have the same course content in year 1. However, please note that transfer from one to the other is not possible at the end of your first year of study. Don't worry. This will be discussed in full with you at your personal interview which will be arranged with you upon receipt of your application.
Physics endeavours to explain the nature of the physical world from sub-atomic particles to the whole universe. The process of discovery in physics is an intellectual challenge and source of enjoyment in its own right. It underlies much of modern technology such as new alloys and the electronic basis of the information revolution.
Employers and university admissions tutors regard physics as a valuable A- level. It is greatly respected for demonstrating a high level of intellectual ability particularly in logical thought and systematic analysis.
1. Measurements and their errors
2. Particles and radiation
4. Mechanics and materials
6. Further mechanics and thermal physics
7. Fields and their consequences
8. Nuclear physics
You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grades A* - C including Mathematics at grade B or higher, and English Language at grade C or higher. A good understanding of the physics content of GCSE dual award science or single award physics means that at least a grade B is required.
For AS Physics there will be two 90 minute examinations on topics 1 to 5 listed previously.
These examinations are at the end of the year in May and June.
For A-level Physics there will be three 120 minute examinations on all nine topics listed previously. These examinations are at the end of the second year in May and June.
An ‘A’ level in physics can lead to careers in the pure and applied sciences, medicine,
dentistry, engineering, computing and IT. Have you considered meteorology, oceanography, optometry, architecture, law, print technology, sports equipment design, stock market analysis . . . ? They all recruit physicists!
Please note that most degree courses in physics, engineering or a closely related subject also require mathematics at A-level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.