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A Level: Physics at The City of Leicester College

Course description

For more information on the content of this course please contact the college

Course content

We follow the AQA Physics syllabus A: details can be found on the AQA website www.aqa.org.uk.

 

The content is as follows:

At AS:-

1.  Measurement and their errors

2.  Particles and radiation

3.Mechanics and energy
4.Electricity

At A2:-

5.Further mechanics and thermal physics.
6.Fields
7.Nuclear physics
8.Astrophysics

Entry requirements

What do I need to start a Physics AS level course?

•Enthusiasm!
•At least 5 GCSE’s grade C or higher, including English Language and Maths at a Grade B.
•Grade BB or higher in Science and Additional Science GCSE or B or higher in Physics GCSE and another science GCSE.
•At least a B at GCSE Maths and choosing Maths at A level as well is recommended.
•Other qualifications (including Applied Science Double Award GCSE) at an equivalent level may occasionally be considered; please discuss with us.

Assessment

At AS there are two examinations covering all the content.  Practical assessment will be covered by maintaining a logbook of required experimental tasks.  A complete logbook is a requirement of passing the practical skills assessment.  The theory of practical skills and data analysis is examined within the examinations.

 

At A2 there are 3 examinations which will cover the content of the whole AS and A2 course. In order to progress to the A2 course it is expected that that you pass AS level with a grade D.  Note that the AS marks will not count towards your final exam but provide a stand alone qualification and guide for universities

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Chemistry, Biology or Electronics to prepare for higher education in a science related subject or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Science Technician or Electronics Engineer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Chemistry, Biology or Electronics to prepare for higher education in a science related subject or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Science Technician or Electronics Engineer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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