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A Level Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The course offers opportunities for students to take part collaborative activities with the National Space Centre and with the local universities, (DMU and University of Leicester).


Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics

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

Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.

Component 03 assesses content from all modules (1 to 6).

How will it be delivered?

A two week induction will take place at the start of the course with an access assessment taken by all students enrolled onto the course. Throughout the year students will be assessed regularly where they will be expected to show sufficient progress.


Modelling physics (01), 2 hours 15 mins 37% of total

Exploring physics (02) 2 hours 15 mins 37% of total

Unified physics (03) 1 hour 30 mins 26% of total

Practical endorsement in physics (04) ( non-exam component)

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C/9 – 4 required

  • Grade B/6 or above in Maths

  • Grade C/4 and above in English Language

  • Grade 665/BBC in all three Single Sciences with a B/6 in Physics 

    Your next steps...

    The course provides a sound basis for further study and opens up a wide range of career opportunities including Engineering, Geophysics, Medical Physics, Meteorology, Electronics, Optometry, Scientific Journalism and Teaching. 


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