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Physics A2 at Grange Technology College

Course description

Physics gives you the opportunity to develop logical problem solving skills, carry out practical work, and apply your knowledge to the real world. We aim to make the challenge of Physics as enjoyable as possible through a variety of teaching and learning styles. Physics students are prized by industry and universities for the varied skills they have acquired. Most of our students progress to university, taking degrees in scientific subjects or engineering, many study in areas of finance, business and IT.

For further information contact Miss A Dubickas, Subject Leader.

Course content

Physics teaches you how to solve problems and equips you with mathematical and information technology skills. You learn how to work out what the problem is, and then, how to solve it. You will learn how to do experiments. You will learn how to design experiments, how to make measurements, and how to analyse your results.The AS course consists of 3 units:

  • Fields and Further Mechanics
  • Nuclear Physics,Thermal Physics and Optional Unit.
  • Investigative and Practical Skills.

Entry requirements

To start the course you are expected to have successfully completed GCE AS Physics.

Assessment

You will sit one written paper in January and one written paper in June of each year. In addition to the written exams, there is an (ISA) Investigate Skills Assessment that takes place after January.

Students studying Physics have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including exhibitions, seminars and lectures hosted by local universities and institutions to assist career and employment options.

Future opportunities

A2 Level study is primarily intended to provide entry to Higher Education. Subject choices are vital for many degree subjects so students should research university entry requirements if they have specific degree subjects in mind. You could progress onto a BSc Hons degree in :

  • Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Physics with Computing
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Physics with Finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grange Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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