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Physics AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

Physics is about the physical world at every level, from the smallest particle to galaxies remote in space and time. You will study a wide range of topics, including forces and motion, electrons, photons and waves. You will consider how Physics plays a part within medicine, industry and cosmology.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • fundamental data analysis
  • imaging, sensing, mechanics
  • waves and quantum behaviour
  • Cosmology
  • Field and Particle Physics

On the course you will:

  • carry out practical lab work, including planning your own investigations
  • visit universities, museums and observatories
  • use IT to support and enhance your work
  • apply mathematical formulae to a variety of problems in Physical Science

Entry requirements

You will need to have averaged grade B across the majority of your GCSEs, including BB for Double Science or BBB minimum in Triple Science and at least a grade 6 for Mathematics. Physics is a challenging A-level and if you hope to study it, you will need to demonstrate strong academic ability. If you are studying GCSE Applied Science or Level 2 BTEC Science, you will not be able to take Science A-levels but could study level 3 BTEC in Medical Science (Applied Science) or level 3 BTEC in Forensic Science (Applied Science).


We study OCR Physics A. Units are internally assessed practicals and written exams.

Future opportunities

Studying Physics will provide you with a useful foundation for a variety of degree courses including Electronics, Engineering, Architecture, Medicine and Physical Sciences. The skills and knowledge you will learn are also transferable to many other fields, such as Finance and Business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.