At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5. A grade 6 & 6 or above in Double Science is essential and a grade 6 in Maths. If taking separate sciences, one of the 6s must be Physics. You should take Maths A Level alongside this subject.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Physics is an interesting and rewarding subject, ideal for those students who want to gain an understanding of the inner workings of the universe.
The first year covers Particles, Radiation and Quantum Phenomena Particles, Mechanics, Current Electricity, Elastic Properties of Solids and Waves.
The second year covers a wide range of topics including: Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Instability as well as an optional topic such as Astrophysics or Turning Points in Physics where you will study the key points in the history of the subject.
Practical skills are developed within the content covered through key experimental investigations and are assessed in the end of the course exam papers.
How will I be assessed?
A Level Physics is assessed through written exams at the end of the second year.
Are there any special expenses?
Students will have access to a free, online textbook, however it is recommended they purchase a revision workbook.
You will need to purchase a lab book and may be required to have your own lab coat and goggles.
What could I do next?
Physics is an essential part of any engineering course, as well as branches of Physics and Theoretical Physics. It is also of value in any subject that involves mathematical modelling, such as Finance and Computer Simulations.
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.