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Physics AS/A level at Rosedale College

Course description

If you have a passion for understanding how things work and enjoy scientific experiments and Mathematics, then you should study Physics. Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us.

Course content

The course will explore and develop the following topics of interest: AS LEVEL PHYSICS Development of practical skills in physics -Foundations of physics -Forces and motions -Electrons, waves and photons A LEVEL PHYSICS Development of practical skills in physics Foundations of physics Forces and motions Electrons, waves and photons Newtonian world and astrophysics Particles and medical physics.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 A*- C grades or the equivalent at GCSE including a grade C in English and Mathematics at grade B. The minimum entry requirement is a grade BB in the GCSE Science Double award. This means that you need to achieve a grade B or above in Core Science and a grade B or above in Additional Science. If you have studied Further Additional Science you need to achieve at least 2 B grades in Core, Additional or Further Additional. If you studied BTEC Science you will be required to have achieved a distinction* in the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Principles of Science and BTEC Level 2 First Award Applications of Science. Alternatively, you will need to have achieved a distinction* in the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science. Those joining the course with a BTEC qualification will be required to successfully complete a Bridging course during the Summer Term. This course will include a summative assessment at the end.


AS LEVEL PHYSICS [Two written examinations) Breadth and Depth in physics A LEVEL PHYSICS [Three written examinations) Modelling and Exploring physics Unified physics Practical endorsement in physics — non examination assessment.

Future opportunities

The options available following the completion of an A Level in Physics are wide and varied. Students have in the past combined Physics with music and gone into sound Engineering, or Art and Physics to go into Architecture. Several Law courses prefer students to have studied Physics because it helps to develop a logical train of thought. Certainly it is a preference subject for medical sciences like medicine and veterinary science, and essential for engineering courses, in particular, civil, electrical, aeronautical and mechanical engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years