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Physics (AS /A Level) at Middlesbrough College

Course description

1. Measurements and their errors 2. Particles and Radiation 3. Waves 4. Mechanics and materials 5. Electricity 6. Further mechanics and thermal physics 7. Fields and their consequences 8. Nuclear physics 9. Astrophysics. All candidates must successfully complete 12 assessed practical activities stipulated by AQA. These activities will be based on the syllabus.

Course content

Linear course – all course content is examined at the end of the second year

Entry requirements

5 or more GCSEs at grade C or above, including grade B in both Core and Additional Science or physics (higher tier). We also require that you have a grade B in Maths (higher tier). Students are also advised to study AS/A Level maths or 2 other sciences (including computer science). If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme.


A Level - three written exams plus completion of the 12 mandatory practical activities. Paper 1: 34% of A level Paper 2: 34% of A level Paper 3: 32% of A level

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Success in physics demonstrates a wide range of skills prized by employers, chiefly a high level of numeracy and problem solving ability. Consequently, there exists a broad range of career paths. Many Physics students choose to study the subject at University and then progress to many diverse careers in fields such as PhD’s in research topics such as Particle Physics and Cosmology, Transport, Environment and Climate, Space, Energy, Medicine, Engineering, Law and Finance, Education, Sports Science, Games Design, Music, Television and Journalism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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