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Physics - A Level - 2 years at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

Physics gives you the opportunity to investigate and understand some of the fundamental laws of the universe, ranging from the tiniest particles of matter to vast star systems.  You will develop many skills, including use of equations and formulae, problem-solving, experimenting and using technology and learn about many real-life applications of physical ideas.

Course content

The first year will cover topics such as mechanics, sub-atomic particle physics, electricity and theory of waves.  You will develop your practical skills by conducting investigations and making sense of data and use computer simulations to help your understanding.

The second year builds on the skills and knowledge from year one and introduces further detailed topics which include gravitational, electrical and magnetic forces, nuclear and thermal physics and oscillations.


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C). You will normally need at least a grade 4/C in English Language and a grade 6/B or above in both Core and Additional (or equivalent) Science and Maths.  If you have grade 4/C in Science and Maths you can study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering.


A combination of written exams plus practical endorsement.

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

A Level Physics is a good starting point for further study of natural science and engineering related courses. It also supports progression into subjects such as medicine and radiography and is a good background for courses in many other fields, especially those that rely on numeracy and logical thought.

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: 14 November 2017
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