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Physics A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

Physics will allow you to study the world around you at every level – from the smallest particle to galaxies remote in space and time. At the same time, you will consider how Physics plays its part within medicine, industry and cosmology. You will get the opportunity to develop logical problem solving skills, carry out practical work, and apply your knowledge to the real world.

Course content

You will study a range of topics, which expand on your GCSE work.

Topics include:

  • Forces and motion
  • Electrons and photons
  • Waves
  • Newtonian physics
  • Fields, particles and space
  • Astrophysics

Entry requirements

To take Physics alongside other A Level courses, you need to meet standard College entry criteria and will need a minimum B in Maths and a B in Science (core) and a B in Additional Science or GCSE Physics.

To follow a Science A level Programme, one that includes any two of these courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, you will need an average GCSE score of 5.5 plus a minimum B in Maths and a B in Science (Core) and B in Additional Science (or B in GCSE Biology/ Chemistry/Physics).

Future opportunities

Physics students are sought after by industry and universities for the excellent skills they have. Most students progress to university to take degrees in scientific subjects, engineering, medicine, electronics, architecture and physical sciences. Physics is also a useful foundation for subjects such as finance, business and IT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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