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A-Level Physics

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  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £2,172 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 Weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

To apply for A Levels

Please choose an initial A Level you would like to apply for, then follow the on screen instructions on the online application form.  Add the names of the additional A Levels you would like to study into your personal statement, indicating why you have selected those options.


Welcome to A Level PHYSICS

Physics is the science of the expression of mathematics in the physical reality. It is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.

Course content

During your first year you will study four modules: Development of Practical Skills in Physics; Foundation of Physics; Forces and Motion and finally Laws of Motion and Momentum. In the second year you will study two modules: Newtonian World and Astrophysics and finally Practices and Medical Physics.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Most A Level students go on to enjoy a university followed by a related career, however many choose to go directly into industry or enter university later. With the right combination of subjects, this course will lead you into a career into sciences and medicine.

How will I learn?

You will experience a variety of teaching methods and styles and laboratory work.

How will I be assessed?​

We work to the OCR exam board and there are three timed examination papers at the end of a two year course along with practical experiments to complete.

Component 1: Modelling physics (written paper)

Component 2: Exploring physics (Written paper)

Component 3: Unified physics (Written paper)

Component 4: Practical Endorsement in physics (non-exam assessment)

Learners must complete all components (01, 02, 03 and 04) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Physics A.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

Independent Learning forms a big part of A-Level studies and you will be expected to spend around 4 hours per week outside lesson time to complete set work or practical reports.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

OCR ( Code-H556)

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enroll?

Apart from the general entry criteria for A Levels, you must have GCSE grade 6-9 in Mathematics plus Grade 6 in Physics GCSE or all 6s in Science GCSE.

(Students electing Physics must also take As Maths) 

Expected prior knowledge

You should have a sound scientific background at GCSE level

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Most A Level students go on to enjoy a university followed by a related career, however many choose to go directly into industry or enter university later. With the right combination of subjects, this course will lead you into a career into sciences and medicine

English level

GCSE Grade 6 or above

Mathematics level

GCSE Grade 6 or above

 

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email customer.services@cwc.ac.uk or come to one of our Open Days.


* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.