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Physics - A/AS Level at St Joseph's College

Course description

If you have an inquisitive mind and want to understand HOW the world works, the study of physics will provide many of the answers. This course will develop your essential scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as establish sound links between theory and experiment. The qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and practical skills that you gained in GCSE Science and GSE Additional Science and GCSE Physics or applied science courses such as BTEC First Certificate in Applied Science. It is very advisable to take A-level Maths in conjunction with A-level Physics, though not a requirement. But do not be fooled as there is quite a lot of maths in the physics course. Specification at a Glance AS Unit 1: Physics on the go AS Unit 2: Physics at Work AS Unit 3: Exploring Physics A2 Unit 4: Physics on the Move A2 Unit 5: Physics from Creation to Collapse A2 Unit 6: Experimental Physics

Entry requirements

You should also have at least the equivalent of a GCSE grade B in GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Physics. You should also have at least a C Grade in GCSE Mathematics and an average point score of 6.0 is necessary.

Future opportunities

A-level Physics is an important qualification for many careers. This may lead to a career in research and development, either in a university or in industry. A-level Physics can also lead to a wide range of careers. This includes Applied Physics, AstrophySome students go on to study physics at university. Perhaps the majority of those who study A-level Physics do so in order to apply their physics knowledge in another subject area at university.

Further information

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

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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