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School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old A-levels

A-Level Programme - Physics

Our A-Level in Physics will help build on your previous science study, with problem solving, experimentation and interpreting data.

  • Course Description

    Your study will involve a combination of practical exercises and theory, and will be taught in a well-equipped laboratory by our industry-trained staff.

    You will study:

    • Charge and current
    • Forces in action
    • Waves and photos
    • Medical imaging and electromagnetism
    • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Entry Requirements

    For the generic A-Level Programme you will need:

    • GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths, plus at least 3 more GCSEs at grade 5 or above

    For this specific A-Level you will need:

    • GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language, Grade 6 or above in Maths and Physics (6-5 in Combined Science) at least 2 others at grade 5 or above
  • Course Length

    Full-time courses at the college are generally 3-4 days per week (you may be in an extra day if you are resitting English and/or Maths). All students are expected to complete study hours in the Learning Resource Centre and at least 30 hours work experience on top of their college hours.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*
    19+ £2,200

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    If you are aged 19 and over, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here. Alternatively, if you are aged 19-23 and have not yet completed a level 3 or above qualification, you may be able to receive this course for free. For further information and to complete our fee calculator, click here.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    OCR A-Level in Physics

    How is my course assessed?

    The course will be assessed by two 2.15 hours examinations, one 1.30 hour examination and a practical assessment varied with formal lessons and practical work supported by discussions, video, ICT and Physics workshops.

    Year 1

    • Module 1: Development of Practical Skills in Physics
    • Module 2: Foundations of Physics
    • Module 3: Forces and Motion
    • Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons

    Year 2

    • Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics
    • Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics

Starting 07/09/2020

King's Lynn

Full-Time

Duration 2 years

Success story

Victoria Beltran

A-levels: Art, History & Sociology

“My tutors supported me throughout, but also taught me to be more independent and resourceful, too. These skills have been invaluable for university and will help me in any career path that I choose to take.”

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