Physics, AS-Level

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Course end date:
31 Jul 2018

On the A-Level Physics course, you will study for 4 hours per week. You will complete the AS-Level in the first year and the A2 in the second to form a full A-Level.

The course includes a wide range of topics in Physics and will be taught through theory sessions, practical activities, learning games and online activities.

The course can be taken in the following ways:

- As a stand-alone part-time course.

- As an ‘add on’ to a Full Time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma.

- As part of a study programme with another two A-Levels (full-time package).

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The A-Level Physics course comprises core topics and options.

The core content includes:particles and radiation, waves, mechanics and materials, electricity, thermal and nuclear physics.

The optional content includes astrophysics, medical physics, engineering, history of physics and electronics.

The course also includes a wide range of practicals and scientific investigations.

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

The course will be assessed by examinations at the end of the year.  At the end of the first year, you will take two examinations which will include practical skills, and which will comprise the assessment for AS award (but do not contribute towards the A-Level).

At the end of year 2, you will take three examinations which will include the material covered in year 1; this will comprise the assessment for the A-Level award.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

A-Level Physics is an enabling qualification for a wide range of science and engineering degree courses and careers. This in turn leads on to the wide range of career opportunities including non-scientific careers where skills in reasoning and mathematics are valued, such as business, accountancy and finance.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Physics requires a student who is willing to ask questions, apply reasoning and logic to problems, is deeply interested in finding out about the world around them and not afraid of quite a bit of maths!

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or 4) in any examined subject. Must include English Language and Maths.

You will need GCSE Physics at grade A*- B (or 6).

If you would like to apply for the full-time package (3-4 AS-Levels) please complete a full-time application form.

If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact the tutor:
Stephen Richardson: Stephen.Richardson@kendal.ac.uk

Next: Fees

Adult fees

£724.00

Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. Fees will be confirmed in the Spring Term. More about Student Finance.

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