Physics - A level at City College
The course is divided into eight topic areas:
- Measurements and their errors
- Particles and radiation
- Mechanics and materials
- Further mechanics and thermal physics
- Fields and their consequences
- Nuclear physics
In addition there is an optional unit that students must take from one of the following: Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Turning points in Physics, Electronics.
Unit 1, particles, quantum phenomenon and electricity
Unit 2, Mechanics materials and waves
Unit 3, Fields and further mechanics
Optional units taken from Astrophysics, applied physics or turning points in physics
B Grade in sciences plus 6 in Maths.
Course is divided into 3 examinations to be taken at the end of the course.
Paper 1 is a written exam lasting 2 hours covering any content from topics 1–5,
Paper 2 is a written exam lasting 2 hours covering any content from topics 6-8
Paper 3 is a written exam lasting 2 hours covering practical skills and data analysis in addition to being examined on the optional unit of choice
The course is open to anyone who is aged 16-18 on the 31st August, in the year that the course starts
Studying Physics gives students the opportunity to progress onto a Physics or engineering based degree at university or enter the job market directly and train within industry sectors such as the nuclear or energy industries. Future careers can include Aerospace, Astrophysics, Nanotechnology, Computing, Radiology, Optometry, Medicine, Armed Forces e.g. Pilot.
To find out more information please contact City College, on 01782 853535 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College directly.