Physics - A Level (EdExcel)

Start Date: 5 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18)

About The Course

Modern physicists have been responsible for some of the greatest achievements of our era. Without our understanding of atomic theory, we would not have computers, the internet or smartphones - the digital age, as we know it, would not exist. Without quantum mechanics, we would not have lasers or satellite navigation. Who knows where future scientific discoveries and inventions will take us?

If you’re up for shaping tomorrow’s world, studying A Level Physics could take you to the frontline of the latest emerging technology. Whether you are working in a field directly related to physics, such as nuclear physics or astronomy, or one that simply uses the skills you’ve gained, your knowledge and experience can make a difference to the world as a whole.

What Will I Study?

You will cover topics such as:

  • Mechanics
  • Electric circuits
  • Materials
  • Waves and particle nature of light
  • Further mechanics
  • Electric and magnetic fields
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Space
  • Nuclear radiation
  • Gravitational fields
  • Oscillations
  • Experimental methods

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language
  • If your English Language GCSE is at grade 4, one of your three GCSEs at grade 5 or above must be a literary subject (e.g. English Literature, History, Business Studies, Sociology, Geography)
  • GCSE Maths and GCSE Science at grade 6 or above
  • A reference from your previous school/college​

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are three public examinations.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.


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