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Physics A Level at New College Telford

Course description

If you have an interest in Physics and enjoy practical and investigative work by applying logical thinking, then this course will suit you. You should enjoy solving problems and be keen to learn about the fundamental nature of science.

Course content

You will develop essential knowledge and an understanding in Physics, apply your knowledge to new situations, grow an understanding of the links between theory and experiment and learn practical skills in the laboratory. You will also use maths in order to solve problems. Through physics, we begin to understand why things behave as they do. Physicists attempt to solve stimulating and important scientific, practical and social problems. Physics seeks answers to interesting fundamental questions such as: How did the universe begin and how will it end? What holds the parts of an atom together? Is there a theory of everything? Knowledge of Physics also underpins all the modern technologies on which we rely. Key units covered include: Mechanics, Electrons, Waves and Photons, Practical Skills in Physics, Newtonian World and Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics. Assessment is exam based, you must take exams at the end of the second year. These will cover both the first and second year topics, examinations will include questions about experimental technique.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including BB in Science, grade B/C in GCSE English Language and grade B Maths. The following are not accepted to study AS Level Physics: Level 2 Vocational Science Qualification.

Future opportunities

Physics is a highly-regarded academic subject in which students develop high level thinking skills. A level Physics therefore provides a good preparation for a wide range of degree courses and careers. This makes it an excellent subject to choose if you are not sure about your future plans and want to keep your options open. You could follow a related degree in Physics, Medicine, Mathematics, Acoustics or Engineering - or enter a role in which physics plays an important role, such as a Physicist, an Astronomer or a Teacher.

Further information

This course combines well with all science subjects, especially Maths and Computing. It can also be used as a broadening subject alongside non-science subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
    • Email address:
    • admissions@nct.ac.uk

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