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Applied Physics : Level 3 at Gateway College

Course description

This course can only be taken in conjuction with A Level Physics and A Level Mathematics. The core topics are broad and allow a range of practical skills to be developed. The scientific investigations unit requires students to carry out their own research project using the Scientific Method. The optional units allow students to develop thier interests in different fields of Applied Physics.

This qualification is equivalent to 1 A Level.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-5 including English Language at grade 4 and Maths at grade 6. Students must be studying A Level Mathematics and Physics.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

This course, taken alongside A level Physics and A level Maths, will provide the opportunity to hone the practical skills and tools necessary to progress onto an Engineering Course in Higher Education or an Engineering Apprenticeship or job. In particular, this course provides a direct pathway to pursing a Bsc degree in Physics at most universities.

This course, alongside A Level Physics and A Level Maths, will provide a progression route directly on to the Physics Bsc and MPhys courses at Univeristy of Leicester. It can also be a pathway to other Physics and Engineering courses at most regional universities subject to gaining A*-B / 9-6 grades in both Maths and Physics A Level and a Distinction in Applied Physics BTEC as a minimum.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2018
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