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Physics - A Level at Wigan UTC

Course description

Physics explains the properties of matter and energy and their interaction throughout the universe. This course will help you to develop a clearer understanding of the underlying principles of an increasingly technological world. You will develop your ability to apply physical principles and concepts to dealing with everyday problems that require logical and lateral thinking. You will be able to make judgments on the validity of given information and you will further your practical skills.
Physics A level is split into six modules: Modules 1 to 6, combined with the Practical Endorsement, constitute the full A Level. The modules can be summarised as:
Module 1: Development of practical skills – this module underpins the whole of the specification, and covers the practical skills that students will develop throughout the course. The practical skills in this module are assessed within written examinations and within the Practical Endorsement.
Module 2: Foundations in physics covering concepts required for the remaining modules.
Module 3: Forces and Motion
Module 4:  Electrons, Waves and Photons
Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics
Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics

Entry requirements

BTEC courses

At least 5 at grades   A*-C   Including English & Maths

At least 5 at grades   9-4     Including English & Maths


A Levels

Grade 6 or above in the subject required to study


There are three written A level Papers:
Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.
Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6. 
Your certificate will include a practical endorsement.

Financial information

Government funded if aged 16-19.

Future opportunities

A level Physics can open up a range of careers and higher education courses in engineering, architecture, mathematics, actuarial science, physics, and astrophysics. 
A level Physics can also help gain direct entry into employment and university, especially into the scientific and related sectors.

Further information

Based in Wigan Town Centre, study a variety of courses at Wigan UTC, including:

BTEC Level 2 Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Electronic Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Manufacture Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Design Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science

BTEC Level 3 Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 3 Child Development

BTEC Level 3 Business

A Level Maths

A Level Physics

A Level Chemistry

A Level Biology

A Level Business

A Level Product Design


GCSE English Resit

GCSE Maths Resit

And More.....


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Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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