Physics A Level at Chichester College
Physics is a vast subject and enables you to explore minute interactions at sub atomic levels to considering the mysteries of the expanding universe. Our course looks at several areas of study- mechanics,electricity,waves,optics,nuclear physics and particle physics over the course of two years.It enables you to approach problems logically and is considered to be a valuable training for all careers
In the first year you will study; measurements and their errors, particles and radiation, waves, mechanics and energy and electricity. In the second year you will build on your first year knowledge and study further areas such as; further mechanics and thermal physics, fields and nuclear physics. Also in the second year you will be given the option to study an area of physics you are interested in, this could be; astrophysics, engineering physics or electronics.
There are 2 sessions every week . One 2 hour and the other 3 hour with a break midway of 30 minutes.Classes have a good broad spectrum of students and we have lively discussions and interaction. There are demonstrations, practical work for each student, note taking and problem solving. Each student is encouraged to take responsibility for their own study. Homework is set on a weekly basis, and tests conducted at the end of each topic .
You will need 5 GCSE's at grade A* to C including English Language, a minimum 2 grade B's in Physics and a second Science or Double science and a grade B in Maths.
There are three exams at the end of this two year linear A-level, all of which are two hours long. At least 15% of the marks for A-level Physics are based on what you learned in your practicals. You will be assessed at the end of year one to see if you can progress to year two.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.