As you progress through this course, you will build on your knowledge of the laws of physics, applying your understanding to areas ranging from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe. You will quickly acquire the skills to think independently and creatively in a challenging scientific environment. This qualification commands universal respect among universities and employers.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
As you progress through this course, you will build on your knowledge of the laws of physics, applying your understanding to areas ranging from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe.
You will quickly acquire the skills to think independently and creatively in a challenging scientific environment. This qualification commands universal respect among universities and employers.
You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 6.
In addition, you should have GCSE Combined Science at grade 6,6 or above. If you have taken Triple Science, then Physics must be at grade 6, with the other two sciences at grade 4.
A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.
It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.
What will you learn?
The course is split into six teaching modules which, combined with the Practical Endorsement, constitute the full A-level. The modules can be summarised as:
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
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.
What will you need to bring with you?
You will need to own a scientific calculator.
How will you be assessed?
Your A-level grade will be determined by three examination papers at the end of your two-year course. A practical skills element will be assessed throughout the two years and the outcome of this will be reported separately to your examination grade.
Studying Physics is a route to a wide variety of rewarding careers. As well as learning about how the universe works, you will gain skills that all employers value – an ability to grasp concepts quickly and a determination to search for answers, not to mention problem-solving, analytical, mathematical and practical skills.
Even if you don’t end up in a physics career, these skills are still highly regarded. Studying Physics is an excellent way of keeping your options open and earning a good salary.
This qualification is invaluable for entry to higher education courses in Engineering, Physical Sciences and Medical Physics, and it is highly desirable for Computing and Architecture.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information for Employers
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:50 pm