Physics A Level at Sunderland College
This course is for students who are interested in physics and wish to achieve an A level qualification in the subject. Physics can support a wide range of diverse careers such as engineering, architecture and medical professions.
You’ll cover a range of topic from Physics including:
- Quantum phenomena
- Materials and waves.
- Circular and simple harmonic motion
- Gravitational and electric fields
- Magnetic fields
- Nuclear and astrophysics
You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including grade B (or above) in Physics, another Science subject and Mathematics.
If students have not studied separate science subjects then the course requires at least grade B in Core Science and grade B in Additional Science, as well as a grade B in Mathematics.
You’ll learn mainly in the laboratory, with a mixture of practical and theory work. The course will build upon the skills and knowledge of your GCSE studies, with a greater emphasis upon the mathematical aspects of the subject. There will also be the chance for external visits and guest speakers to help supplement the teaching.
Physics is a useful degree subject that can lead to a wide choice of careers afterwards. Particular fields such as medical physics, geophysics and energy studies can lead directly to employment.
A-Level physics is an important pre-requisite for the study of engineering, architecture and many other professions.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.