Physics A Level at City of Wolverhampton College
During this course you will study:
- Measurements and their errors
- Particles and radiation
- Mechanics and materials
- Further mechanics and thermal physics
- Fields and their consequences
- Nuclear Physics
- Options topic
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.
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
You will be assessed by three exams, each lasting two hours.
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.