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A Level Physics at New College Stamford

Course description

Study topics such as the effects of excitation in nuclei, wave particle duality and Einstein’s photoelectric effect, mechanics and waves, gravitational fields including planetary motion and escape velocity, astronomical imagine systems and astrophysics.You will study:Measurements and their errorsParticles and radiationWavesMechanics and energyElectricityFurther mechanics andthermal physicsFieldsNuclear physicsAnd one of the following:AstrophysicsMedical physicsEngineering physicsTurning points in physicsElectronicsThis course is 100% exam based.

Course content

Physics, like all sciences, is apractical subject. You will carry a range of practical activities including, investigating interference and diffraction of laser light, measuring acceleration due to gravity, investigating systems that oscillate, investigation of the links between temperature, investigating magnetic fields, volume and pressure and the safe use of ionising radiation.

Entry requirements

APS 46 and 5 GCSEs at grades C or above, including English at grades C/5 or above, and maths, double award science or separate award physics at grades B/6 or above.


This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

Future opportunities

Example job roles in:PhysicsMechanical EngineeringAccountingBusinessStudying further degrees in:MathematicsPhysicsTeaching

Further information

Students are required to have a Casio natural display calculator. APS Calculator:The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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