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A Level Physics at King Edward VI College, Nuneaton

Course description

The Eduqas (formerly WJEC) Physics course will enable students to develop an understanding of the world around us from the smallest components of atoms to the vastness of space. Physics is an exciting fundamental science which develops understanding, the ability to analyse and interpret data and problem solving skills. The A Level course is divided into three components, which are examined at the end of the second year. Practical skills are developed and tested over the two years and students get a practical endorsement in addition to their A Level grade.

Entry requirements

College entry requirements plus GCSE Grade BB in Science and Grade B in Mathematics. In addition, students will be expected to have a minimum average GCSE score of 5.5.

Financial information

You may wish to buy a recommended book to help with your course. There may be small additional costs related to optional visits.

Future opportunities

Many A Level Physics students continue their studies to degree level in this or a related subject. As part of a wider programme the course provides an excellent basis for progression to any career or university course. Physics will support a career in a wide range of areas, including Engineering, any science, medicine, and anything which requires numeracy or analytical skills. Studying Physics alongside Mathematics is essential if you wish to study Physics or Engineering at University. The skills developed in this course are highly regarded as a numerate analytical foundation for many different careers.

Further information

Subjects that link particularly well with this course are Mathematicss, Electronics and Chemistry. To be successful in this course students should feel confident in their ability to manipulate formulae, do calculations, draw graphs, use scientific apparatus, and make suggestions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI College, Nuneaton directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2015
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