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Physics A Level at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Options topic

Course content

Are you interested in finding out how the universe works? Are you fascinated in the fundamental particles that make up matter and the fundamental forces that hold everything together? Do you want to know how nuclear energy is generated? Or how optical fibers work?

If so, then this is the right course for you!

Physics is arguably the most exciting part of all science and technology. It looks all the way from the inside of atoms out to the whole universe and in between. It covers such things as mechanics, optics, waves, materials, particle physics, fields, electricity, radioactivity and energy. An understanding of the concepts in Physics leads some way to understanding nature itself. It is the glue that holds the other sciences together.

Physics is playing an important part in the development of telecommunications, medical diagnosis, space exploration, manufacturing and countless other applications, both in industry and the home.

Physics A Level is one of the most respected A Levels there is, and it shows you are numerate and can handle a demanding course to a high level.

We have a 100% A2 success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students. In fact, some of our past students have gone on to become engineers, physicists, teachers, doctors, research and development engineers.

Some of our past students have progressed on to study Physics at Birmingham University, Material Science at Imperial College, Optometry at Cardiff University, Engineering at UCL, Electrical Engineering at Aston University, Medicine at Keele University and Veterinary Science at the University of Middlesex. While you are on this course you will get to visit A Level student conferences.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Five or more GCSEs at Grade C or above including at least a grade B in GCSE Maths, C in GCSE Physics or a BB in GCSE Additional Science

Assessment

You will be assessed by three exams, each lasting two hours.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

Pursue a career in research and development, scientific laboratory Work, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, medical physics, education, finance sector, physics research, materials, optometry, radiology

 

Progress on to Higher Education, employment or an apprenticeship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.