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Physics A Level at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

Physics explores the nature of the universe. Your studies will take you from subatomic particles to giant galaxies and cosmological objects.

A Level Physics includes topics such as mechanics and electricity that will benefit progression into engineering.

You will also delve into cutting-edge topics such as quantum physics, particle physics and cosmology that will change the way you view the world around you!

Course content

AS - Practical skills, quantum physics, waves, mechanics and electricity.

A Level - Thermal physics, fields, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grade A* to C including Grade B in Maths, Grade BB in Double Science or Grade B in Physics.


AS/A Level – Two exams (each representing 40% of your grade). The other 20% is coursework.

Future opportunities

Higher Education – Engineering, Physics and other Science-related courses and degrees.

Careers include: Meteorology, radiography, energy resources and conservation, medical physics, teaching and engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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    • Our partner and dedicated Sixth Form College, Queen Alexandra, is located close by at our North Shields Campus. Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College offers a wide range of A Level courses in a supportive environment.