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Physics A-Level at Sir John Talbot's Technology College

Course description

This course has been developed for students who wish to continue with a study of Physics after GCSE. Such a course will prepare students to progress into higher education in order to follow courses in Physics, engineering, architecture, astrophysics, or to enter employment where knowledge of Physics is essential.

Will this course suit me?

There are many opportunities for students of Physics on completion of their Sixth Form education. Physics is the study of the truly enormous, from the far reaches of the Universe, right down to the minuscule internal structures of the atom. Scientific and engineering skills are in great demand at the present time and an A level qualification in Physics is well regarded in many fields of employment.

Ideally you will have at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject you wish to study.

Entry requirements

We ask that students applying to the Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in their chosen subject of study (predicted grades). 

It is possible to choose some subjects if you have not studied them for GCSE. 

You will be invited to attend a short, informal interview with the Head of Sixth Form to discuss your application and talk through your options. All places offered will be conditional until you have received your GCSE results in August and enrolment will take place on GCSE Results Day.

Future opportunities

There are many possible careers and a qualification in Physics is accepted as an entry into many other careers. Some of these include:

  • Courses in physics, mechanical engineering, electronic/electrical engineering, computer science, medicine, astrophysics, optometry.
  • Physicists work in many fields including, medicine, design, engineering, computer science and game design and astrophysics and finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Talbot's Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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