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Physics A Level at Cowley International College

Course description

Studying Physics is a great way of keeping your future options
open because it provides such broad training that whatever
career you have in mind, Physics will stand you in good stead.
Over the duration of the course, you will have plenty of
opportunities to develop your analytical, research, practical
and presentation skills, all of which will increase your future

Course content

Are you interested in finding out how the universe works? Are
you fascinated in the fundamental particles that make up
matter and the fundamental forces that hold everything

If so, then this is the right course for you!

The A-level Physics course covers nine topics over the two
years. At the end of the A-level course, there will be three
external examinations which will cover these topics; there
will also be assessment questions on practical skills and data
analysis included in one of these papers.

To achieve the AS Physics qualification, there will be two
papers at the end of the first year; one of these papers will
also include questions on practical skills and data analysis.
During the AS course, the following modules are studied:
Particle Physics, Quantum Phenomena, Electricity, Mechanics
and Materials & Waves. The second year of the A-level course
includes: Fields, Further Mechanics, Nuclear Physics and

Entry requirements

Grade B (grade 6) in GCSE Mathematics. Students who have
studied Core and Additional Science need to have a grade B
in both courses with an overall grade B in the Physics papers.
Pupils who have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology
separately need passes in all three, with Physics and at least
one other at grade B or higher.

Future opportunities

Physics is a subject that is highly regarded by universities and
employers. Past students have gone on to study courses such
as the Sciences, Mathematics, Astrophysics, Engineering,
Medicine and Architecture.

However, it is important to note that studying Physics does not
restrict you to physics-related fields. The skills that you will
develop are extremely useful in many industries ranging from
finance and patent law to computer games design and the
development of sports equipment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 February 2017

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