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Physics A Level at Stanground Academy

Course description

For students who like to solve problems and answer challenging questions about the physical world around them.

This is an essential course for anyone who is interested in finding out about the world around them from the smallest particle to the entire universe.

Course content

The course looks at and connects the following topics: Newtonian mechanics, energy, electricity, magnetism, photons, quantum universe, cosmology, nuclear, medical, thermal and particle physics.

 

Units covered at AS

– Forces and motion

– Foundation in physics

– Electrons, photons and quantum mechanics

– Practical skills in physics

Additional units covered at A level

– Newtonian world and astrophysics.

– Particles and medical physics.

– Practical skills in physics.

Entry requirements

5 + A* to B grades at GCSE including grade 6 or above in English and mathematics.  Grade B in double award science.

Assessment

The course looks at and connects the following topics: Newtonian mechanics, energy, electricity, magnetism, photons, quantum universe, cosmology, nuclear, medical, thermal and particle physics.

 

Units covered at AS

– Forces and motion

– Foundation in physics

– Electrons, photons and quantum mechanics

– Practical skills in physics

 

Additional units covered at A level

– Newtonian world and astrophysics.

– Particles and medical physics.

– Practical skills in physics.

Future opportunities

Physics gives you the skills to solve problem, so after the successful completion of a physics course you will be welcomed on to any university course or training programme. Careers include engineering, finance, computer science, sport science, research scientist, medicine and astronaut.

Further information

Any subject that requires an analytical approach would benefit from the study of physics, It combines well with chemistry, mathematics and ICT, as well as humanities subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanground Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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