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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: A'level
Code: 77873
Cost: N/A

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A Level Physics

Full time course


Physics is at the forefront of our understanding of how the world works and what makes the universe tick. Within this course, which is rich in practical work, you will develop your analytical skills and learn about a wide range of scientific concepts and current thinking.

What will I study?

Physics is the study of the whole range of science dealing with matter and energy and the relationships between them. It is a science subject, so practical work is an important element and will be assessed throughout the course leading to a Practical Endorsement alongside your A level. Module 1: Development of practical skills. Module 2: Foundations of physics. Module 3: Forces and motion. Module 4: Electrons, waves, and photons. Module 5: Newtonian world and astrophysics. Module 6: Particles and medical physics. At least two hours each week will be practical work based in a laboratory.

What do I need to join?

To join the full time A Level Programme you need at least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–5 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.
In addition for A Level Physics you need Maths grade 9-6 PLUS either Combined Science grade 9-6 or grade 9-6 in GCSE Physics. If applicants have grade 6, they must pass an additional entrance test. You must also study A Level Mathematics or an alternative level 3 maths course.


How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

  • Key Skills and Tutorials
  • Two hours each week will be practical work based in a laboratory.

How will I know how I am doing?

Tutors work closely with students to ensure they reach their full potential.

Are there any extra costs?

You may be expected to purchase a text book.

What can I do next?

With a qualification in Physics you could go on to Higher Education, studying Physics or one of the other sciences or related subjects, or work in science-based industry, or engineering.


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Dates & Costs

A Level Physics

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: A'level
Code: 77873
Advanced Learner Loans
If you are aged 19 and over you can apply for a new Advanced Learning Loan for this course. Read more.


Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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