Course Details

Physics enables you to explore minute interactions at sub atomic levels to consider the mysteries of the expanding universe. You will study a vast range of topics including mechanics, electricity, waves, optics, nuclear physics and particle physics over the course of two years. By learning how fundamental science works, Physics enables you to approach problems logically and is a valuable preparation for many careers.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE's at grade 9/A* to 4/C including English Language, a minimum 2 grade 6/B's in Physics and a second Science or Double science and a grade 6/B in Maths. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment, to prepare you for A Level Physics.

Career options

Physics A Level is considered to be a strong academic qualification. Former students have gone onto university to study Physics, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Engineering, Architecture, Law, Medicine, etc. Many have joined financial institutions.

A Level Physics

Five highlights

  • 1 Number one outstanding college in Sussex.
  • 2 Excellent preparation for moving onto H.E. or the workplace.
  • 3 Dedicated and enthusiastic lecturers.
  • 4 Well equipped laboratories and outstanding technical support.
  • 5 Active student life

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • AQA A level in Physics

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Course code Location Course length Start date
SCI026CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

At Chichester College you will study the AQA syllabus. In the first year you will study; measurements and their errors, particles and radiation, waves, mechanics and energy and electricity. In the second year you will build on your first year knowledge and study further areas such as; further mechanics and thermal physics, fields and nuclear physics. Also in the second year you will be given the option to study an area of physics you are interested in, this could be; astrophysics, engineering physics or electronics.

How will I be taught?

There are 2 sessions every week . One 2 hour and the other 3 hour with a break midway of 30 minutes. Classes have a good broad spectrum of students and we have lively discussions and interaction. There are demonstrations, practical work for everyone, note taking and problem solving. You are encouraged to take responsibility for your own study. Homework is set on a weekly basis, and tests conducted at the end of each topic. A Level Physics uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn so

How will I be assessed?

There are three exams at the end of this two year linear A-level, all of which are two hours long. At least 15% of the marks for A-level Physics are based on what you learned in your practicals. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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