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Physics A Level at Guildford College

Course description

Physics is the science of the universe, from sub-atomic particles to galaxies and black holes. It’s also the basis for engineering, weather forecasting, medical imaging, satellite communication and much more.


Course content

Topics include

  • mechanics
  • electricity
  • waves
  • quantum effects
  • gravity and orbits
  • electric fields and capacitators
  • thermal physics and global warming
  • nuclear and astro physics.

Entry requirements

BB in Science, B in Physics (not chemistry) and B in Maths GCSEs.



80% exam and 20% practical.

Financial information

There will be at least one external visit/event organised during each year, at minimal cost. Visits to the University may be cost-free. Any more costly events will be voluntary. Students are expected to purchase text books which are currently around £18 each.

Future opportunities

You could move on to degrees in physics or astrophysics, engineering, optometry, architecture, computing, finance and many others.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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