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Physics A level at Woking College

Course description

Physics aims to describe and explain the universe. Topics covered draw on everything from the ideas of Newton and Einstein to contemporary theories of particles and astrophysics. You will study the content using a variety of methods including experimental work, problem-solving, and use of computers. Most of all, the aim is to make Physics fun. Anyone with strong maths skills and an interest in how and why things work will enjoy this subject.

Course content

Component 1 – Examination: Modelling Physics (2 hours, 15 minutes - 37%)

  • Section A: Development of practical skills in physics
  • Section B: Foundations of physics
  • Section C: Forces and motion
  • Section D: Newtonian world and astrophysics

Component 2 – Examination: Exploring Physics (2 hours, 15 minutes - 37%)

  • Section A: Development of practical skills in physics
  • Section B: Foundations of physics
  • Section C: Electrons, waves and photons
  • Section D: Particles and medical physics

Component 3 – Examination: Unified Physics (1 hour, 30 minutes - 26%)

  • Section A: A mixture of structured and essay questions on all covered topics including theory and practical skills

Entry requirements

Five A*- C grades (or equivalent 4+) including at least grade 6+ in Mathematics and grade B+ in either Physics or Double Science.

Assessment

Examination = 100%

Future opportunities

The course will train you in an analytical way of thinking that is valued by employers and transferable to many other areas, including financial and management training. Physics is necessary for university courses such as Engineering, Geophysics, Electronics, Biophysics, Astrophysics, Astronomy and Particle Physics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woking College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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