Physics

Summary

This two year linear course you explores how the key physics concepts are used in modern technology, the forces in space and the fundamental laws of the universe. You will use practical activities to explore why things happen.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Engineer, doctor, nurse, dentist, architect, computer scientist, earth and environmental scientist, mathematician, materials scientist, pharmacist, sports scientist, surveyor and teacher.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Physics, engineering, architecture, geography, maths, science (pure, materials, medial, computer, earth, and environment). 

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Development of practical skills in physics
  • Foundations of physics
  • Forces and motion
  • Practicals.

YEAR TWO:

  • Electrons, waves and photons
  • Newtonian world and astrophysics
  • Particles and medical physics
  • Practicals.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three written exams
  • Exam board: OCR
  • A Level (level three)

Course entry requirements

  • GCSE maths and science (double award or physics) at six and above as well as GCSE English at five and above plus a minimum of two other GCSEs at four and above
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

Additional information

FFES:

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. . If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.