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A-Level Physics at Winstanley College

Course description

Year 1    

Module 1 – Development of Practical Skills in Physics
Module 2 – Foundations of Physics
Module 3 – Forces and Motion
Module 4 – Electrons, Waves and Photons

Year 2    

Module 5 – Newtonian World and Astrophysics
Module 6 – Particles and Medical Physics

Learning outside the classroom

STEM club
One-to-one or group support sessions
Competitions – Physics Challenge and Physics Olympiad
On line resources for independent study
Trips and Visits
Guest Speakers

Study Support
When you enrol we’ll make sure that you’re receiving all the support you need, for example you may be entitled to extra time in your exams, you may benefit from working with a dyslexia tutor or you may simply need help with organising your time and many pieces of paper!

Academic Challenge
If you are keen to continue with Physics or Physics related subjects such as engineering when you are choosing your future study at university you will receive help with choosing which university and which course is right for you. We’ll support your development of interview skills, guide you to further reading or viewing, challenge you with additional discussion and inspire you with activities and trips.  Ex Winstanley students already studying this subject at university will visit and tell you the real story and visiting speakers will give you a glimpse as to what further study in Physics involves.

From school pupil to Winstanley student 

Most students have already achieved at least a grade 6 in Core and Additional Science or Separate Sciences at GCSE as well as a 6 in Maths.
Above all you should have a passion and a drive to study Physics.

We recommend that you attend one of our Taster Days where you can meet current students who will tell you what the transition from GCSE to A-Level is like as well as experiencing an A-Level Physics lesson.  

The Institute of Physics website contains a wide range of reading material in relation to the future study of Physics, they also offer a student membership for no cost.


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: 24 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years