Physics A Level at Kendal College
On the new A-Level Physics course, you will study for 4 hours per week. You will complete the AS-Level in the first year and the A2 in the second to form a full A-Level.
The course includes a wide range of topics in Physics and will be taught through theory sessions, practical activities, learning games and online activities.
The A-Level Physics course comprises core topics and options.
The core content includes:particles and radiation, waves, mechanics and materials, electricity, thermal and nuclear physics.
The optional content includes astrophysics, medical physics, engineering, history of physics and electronics.
The course also includes a wide range of practicals and scientific investigations.
Physics requires a student who is willing to ask questions, apply reasoning and logic to problems, is deeply interested in finding out about the world around them and not afraid of quite a bit of maths!
You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths at grade B and English Language at Grade C. You will need GCSE Physics at grade A*- B.
The course will be assessed by examinations at the end of the year. At the end of the first year, you will take two examinations which will include practical skills, and which will comprise the assessment for AS award (but do not contribute towards the A-Level).
At the end of year 2, you will take three examinations which will include the material covered in year 1; this will comprise the assessment for the A-Level award.
A-Level Physics is an enabling qualification for a wide range of science and engineering degree courses and careers. This in turn leads on to the wide range of career opportunities including non-scientific careers where skills in reasoning and mathematics are valued, such as business, accountancy and finance.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.