WJEC AS/A2 Physics Level 3
Mode of Study
Torfaen Learning Zone
01 September 2020
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English/Welsh 1st Language, a grade B or above in Maths, a grade B or above in Physics or BB or above in Additional science
In a nutshell
This course gives a broad yet engaging look into Physics
This course is for you if...
... You’re hard working and self-motivated
... You’re aiming to further your education a university
... You have a keen interest in science
What will I be doing?
The course is divided into 5 units. The first 2 units will be studied in year 1 and will lead to the AS qualification.
Year 1 – AS Level
- Unit 1: Motion, energy and matter
- Unit 2: Electricity and light
Year 2 – A Level
- Unit 3: Oscillations and nuclei
- Unit 4: Fields and options
- Unit 5: Practical examination
Although many of the topics within each module will have been introduced at GCSE level, they’ll be revised thoroughly before being extended to full A Level standard. The physics specification now includes particle physics, lasers and astrophysics.
Upon completion, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level Physics
- A Level Physics
- Skills activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enter this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English/Welsh First Language, a Grade B or above in Maths, a Grade B or above in Physics or BB or above in Additional Science
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there’s an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
A Level Physics is accepted as an entry qualification to a surprisingly wide range of university degree courses, from accountancy to veterinary science as well as to the more obviously physics-based courses, such as acoustics, astronomy, engineering (civil, electrical, electronic, mechanical, production etc.) and ophthalmic optics.
It also prepares you for employment in a wide variety of fields.
You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel cost of educational visits.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team
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