Physics GCE A Level Level 3 at The Manchester College
If you’ve ever wondered about the ‘Big Bang’ and how we know all about it, or you’re regularly taking things apart to find out how they work, then this Physics A-Level is perfect for you. It’s about everything in the world, from the tiniest particle to the biggest thing you can imagine (and then some!). You’ll learn all about particles, atoms and radiation, alongside the fundamental laws of the universe, as you explore how and why things happen. From nuclear physics around the world to real experiments in the lab, you’ll look at electric circuits and waves in the atmosphere, learning how to solve problems about forces on moving objects and the behaviour of certain materials. With further mechanics & thermal physics, you’ll also study different fields of energy – including magnetic, electrical and gravitational. And in your final year of study, you’ll specialise in an area that really excites you, with the option to choose from Astrophysics, Engineering, Medical, Turning Points and Electronics.
You’ll need to have a minimum of five GCSEs for this A-Level Physics course, all at grades A*-C. This should include an English GCSE, a Maths GCSE at grade B or above, and either a GCSE in Double Science with a minimum grade of BB, or a GCSE in Physics with a minimum grade of B. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers Link to School Leaver Entry Requirements
This A-Level course is assessed solely by exams, with two exams at the end of year one for your AS-Level, or three exams at the end of your second year.
All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.
A Physics A-Level leads naturally to degrees at university in Physics, Astronomy or an engineering discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering. The skills you learn on it are also highly applicable to subjects like Medicine, Radiography and Computer Science, amongst many others. This opens a wide range of career opportunities and job roles related to physics, whether you’d like to become a physicist looking at distant galaxies or an engineer responsible for country-wide infrastructure like water and electricity. Link to Careers
How to apply
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