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Physics AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

The word 'Physics' on your application form for a job or a place at college or university immediately says important things about you. You are logical, you can deal with practical things, you can work with other people to solve problems, you can write clear explanations and you can understand when things are explained to you. For any employer these things are essential.

Why choose Physics?
Physics has no limits - from the quantum phenomena which govern the world of the unimaginably small to the laws of gravity and the mysteries of dark matter - physics has no boundaries about the questions which can be asked concerning how and why things are the way they are. If you are interested in how the universe works at the most fundamental levels or want to know how the modern world came about and what keeps it running - physics is the subject for you.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs Grade A* to C including Grade B in both Science and Additional Science, or Triple Science, and Mathematics.


80% examination, 20% coursework.

Future opportunities

Physics is recommended for many scientific and engineering career paths and will be an essential qualification for degree courses in Physics and in related subjects. The study of Physics develops skills which are transferable to a number of other areas.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Islington Consortium Office
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    • 020 7017 3040
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