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AS and A2 level: Physics at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study Physics? Do you want to understand the science behind the Large Hadron Collider? Nuclear Power? Windmills? Lasers? What keeps the moon up? Physics A level covers all these topics and many more. What will I study? At AS you will cover topics in quantum physics, mechanics, electricity and waves. At A level you will study electric, magnetic and gravitational fields, further mechanics, nuclear physics and an option. You will develop your skills in designing, carrying out and analysing practical work. We study AQA specification A. How will I study? You will learn through classroom lectures, demonstrations, practical, individual note-taking, problem solving and completion of past questions. You will need to study outside class time for about 4 hours a week.

Entry requirements

C in English required. C in Maths required. CC in Science-preferable BB in Physics.

Future opportunities

Progression Students with A level Physics have a range of transferable skills and progress to degrees in subjects such as Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Accountancy, Engineering, Computing, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year