Physics

Level 3, A Level

Duration: Two Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

Are you intrigued by the fundamental questions about how, and why, the world around us works the way it does? 

A-Level Physics will see you will build on what you learnt at GCSE level, but with a more mathematical approach.

During the two year course you will study well established theories and phenomena, learning how they apply in modern science. You will also investigate some of the mysteries and problems that still intrigue Scientists today. 

Modules

Core:

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics.

 Additional:

  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Engineering physics
  • Turning points in physics
  • Electronics.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

  • You will concentrate on classroom learning with practical application. You will be assessed through 100% examination; there is no coursework in A-Level Physics.
  • There are three, two-hour long, examinations at the end of Year Two that make up 100% of your final grade.
  • You will also be assessed on your practical skills, techniques and competency, by completing a number of core practical tests throughout the course.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

A-Level Physics uses real life contexts, in combination with complex mathematical tools, to introduce you to complex physical principals. Unrivalled support and help sessions are run throughout the year by your Tutors. Excellent lab facilities and a wide range of equipment are available for you to use at Seevic College, allowing you to develop your investigative skills throughout your course.

What Could I Do Next?

Physics is a traditional A-Level subject and is identified as a key qualification by Russell Group Universities. Physics is a solid choice if you are considering a career in: Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Computing, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Environmental Science.

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Physics will also prepare you for industry careers, such as those in Engineering or Electronics sectors. It’s also welcomed in other degree areas and a range of employer training schemes in areas Financial Services or Business.

Every year the majority of Physics students at Seevic are offered places at universities around the country. They often go on to study degree courses including: Physics, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Financial Studies.   

General Entry Requirements

Average point score of 5.3, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths. 

If you achieve English at a Grade C/4, your Maths grade must be a D and vice versa.  

Students who achieve an average point score of 5.0 may be considered, this will be discussed with you at your interview which you will receive after you apply.

Specific Entry Requirements

You’ll need Grades BB or above in Science (not equivalents) and B/5/6 in Maths at GCSE. We strongly recommend that students studying Physics also study A-Level Maths.

Grade C in English Language. 

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