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      Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College

      Full Time Physics - AS

      Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
      In Llanelli ()

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      Typology A Level
      Duration 1 Year
      • A Level
      • Duration:
        1 Year
      Description

      Logical thought and understanding of concepts are involved in this course. The development of problem solving skills, powers of analysis and evaluation techniques prepares students for relevant areas of future study. Physics and scientific enquiry are used to solve problems and to stimulate an awareness of the social, technological, environmental and economic impact of Physics in present-day.

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      · Requirements

      Normally students of 16 -19 years of age will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C to enter the A level programme. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.

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      Course programme

      Awarding Body

      Assessment & Qualifications Alliance

      Course Content

      Logical thought and understanding of concepts are involved in this course. The development of problem solving skills, powers of analysis and evaluation techniques prepares students for relevant areas of future study. Physics and scientific enquiry are used to solve problems and to stimulate an awareness of the social, technological, environmental and economic impact of Physics in present-day society.

      Course Features

      Text books dedicated to our AQA specifications are made available to students.

      Students are encouraged to develop an enthusiasm and interest in Physics by wider reading of books, magazines & Internet sites and will have opportunities to give presentations on modern topics.

      Examples and problems are often related to the real world we live in.

      Lessons are supported with demonstrations, video clips and individual practical work.

      Homework is a regular feature of this programme.
      Career Prospects and Progression

      A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to courses such as degrees or Higher National qualifications. There is a number of careers directly related to Physics including Teaching, Engineering, Nuclear Medicine, Electronics, Development Engineering and Industrial Research. Careers where the skills developed through Physics might be useful include Forensic Scientist, Geologist, Chemist, Operational Research or Medical Sales Representative. In both lists, only a few of the potential careers are mentioned
      Modules

      AS PH1 - Particles, Quantum Phenomena & Electricity PH2 - Mechanics, Materials & Waves PH3 - Investigative & Practical Skills A2 PH4 - Fields & Further Mechanics PH5 - Nuclear Physics, Thermal Physics & Optional Topic PH6 - Investigative & Practical Skills.

      Method of Assessment

      Written examinations for PH1, PH2, PH4 and PH5. PH3 & PH6 are practical examinations.

      Course Length

      AS - 1 Year Full A Level - 2 Years

      Time of Delivery

      Daytime

      Campus

      Graig Campus

      Bilingual Provision

      This course can be studied in English only

      Entry Requirements

      Normally students of 16 -19 years of age will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C to enter the A level programme. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.

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