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Physics A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College

Course description

In an increasingly technical age, the Laws of physics are at the heart of everything we do.

An A Level Physics qualification is extremely flexible and shows that you have a logical and numerate mind; employers in all kinds of fields seek out students who have these skills.

Physics AS and A2 modules have been designed to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed during a double award-bearing science or single award GCSE course. The course will further develop the core principles already learnt and then go on to introduce new ideas in areas such as quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, cosmology and medical physics. Hands-on practical experience and practical demonstrations are used throughout, in order to develop an understanding of the link between theory and practice. The subject benefits from operating in a newly refurbished suite of rooms, including a computer room and a technology workshop.

Entry requirements

The mathematical aspects of this course make Maths with Mechanics a very suitable and popular, complementary A Level choice. BB or higher in GCSE Science and Additional Science, or B in Physics, and A in Mathematics GCSE are required. Unfortunately GCSE Applied Science does not adequately prepare students for success in Physics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 36000511644107


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