Physics

Vocational qualification

In Roby

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Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Roby

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

This is a demanding, highly rewarding study into the fundamental laws that govern the universe we live in. You will look at the dynamics of interaction between bodies, fundamental particles, and the nature of waves and energy. We also touch on the worldof quantum mechanics. In year 2, we deal with circular motion, gravitation, radioactivity and electromagnetic effects, including diagnostic.

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Location

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Roby (Merseyside)
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Rupert Road, L36 9TD

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To take into account

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, usually including English and Maths.

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Course programme


Physics
Course Description
This is a demanding, highly rewarding study into the fundamental laws that govern the universe we live in. You will look at the dynamics of interaction between bodies, fundamental particles, and the nature of waves and energy. We also touch on the worldof quantum mechanics. In year 2, we deal with circular motion, gravitation, radioactivity and electromagnetic effects, including diagnostic methods in medicine. Both years include practical assessment.

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, usually including English and Maths.

Modules Studied:

  • Mechanics: motion, forces and energy. This unit has a 30% weighting towards the AS qualification.
  • Electrons, Waves and Photons: electricity, waves and Quantum Physics. This unit has a 50% AS weighting.
  • AS Practical Physics: three practical tasks are assessed which have a 20% AS weighting. The entire AS qualification counts as half of the full A2 qualification.
  • The Newtonian World: Newton's Laws, circular motion and Thermal Physics. This unit has a 15% weighting towards the A2 qualification.
  • Fields, Particles and the Frontiers of Physics: Fields, Nuclear and Medical Physics, the structure of the universe. This unit has a 25% A2 weighting.
  • A2 Practical Physics: three practical tasks are assessed which have a 10% A2 weighting.


Awarding Body: OCR

Level: L3

Duration: 2 years

Attendance Modes: Day

Assessment: AS or A2: Two written examinations and three pieces of practical work. You will develop a broad range of transferable skills. These include: very high levels of numeracy (performing of complex,multi-level calculations); computing, and ICT.

Progression Routes: A Level Physics is a very versatile qualification leading directly into a wide range of first Degree subjects. The successful completion of the course demonstrates high levels of analytical and numerical skills, valued in Maths/Science and elsewhere.

Costs: Contact college for fees

Campus: Roby

Physics

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