AS/A Level Physics
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This course builds upon the knowledge and skills gained at GCSE and extends it in preparation for further studies at university.
Year 1 - AS Level
You'll explore the following:
- Measurements and their errors
- Particles and radiation
- Mechanics and materials
Year 2 - A Level
You'll explore the following core elements:
- Further Mechanics & Thermal Physics
- Fields and their consequences
- Nuclear physics
Your knowledge and skills will be assessed in the following ways:
- Frequent topic tests
- Mock assessments
- Practical assessments
- Exams - you'll sit exams at the end of year 1 and year 2
You'll spend a year at each level; a year at AS Level and a year at A Level.
Physics is a subject very well regarded by universities and is important if you want to study engineering. It is also useful for economics, dentistry, veterinary science and computing.
Physics can open the doors to a wide range of careers, for example:
- Career in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, Industrial, Mechatronics...)
- Economics, for example with focus on Statistical Modelling for Investment Banking
- Research - Theoretical Physics and applied Physics
A typical salary for a graduate engineering job with a high-profile employer
in the UK is around the £26,000 to £29,000.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.
You can get more information at our enrolment events, by calling 0191
490 4627 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the most out of your time at college.
We have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our students.
Our specialist teams can help with:
- Learning difficulties
- Physical and sensory disabilities
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers or other specific learning difficulties
- Mental health and well being
- Exam access arrangements
- Money, finance and bursary advice
- Careers advice, job and university applications