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Physics A Level at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

The course covers key concepts in physics and the practical applications of the subject. For example measurements, particles and radiation, waves, mechanics, electricity, thermal and nuclear physics.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and English and a grade B in physics or BB in science. Entry may be subject to a successful interview.


Your final grade will be made up of ISA practical assessments and exams at the end of year 2.

Financial information

You will need a memory stick, a file to organise your notes, pens, paper and text books.

Future opportunities

Extensive opportunities in higher education e.g. Degree or HND in Engineering, Electronics, Quantum Electronics, Nanotechnology, Aerospace, Computing, Geophysics and Astrophysics. Direct employment as a student trainee (sponsorship) with larger engineering firms is also a possibility.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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