Course Type: Full Time

AS/A Level Physics

  • Course Code CG60074
  • Start Date 5th September 2019
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This course builds upon the knowledge and skills gained at GCSE and extends it in preparation for further studies at university.

Year 1 - AS Level

You'll explore the following:

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity

Year 2 - A Level

You'll explore the following core elements:

  • Further Mechanics & Thermal Physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics


Your knowledge and skills will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Frequent topic tests
  • Mock assessments
  • Practical assessments
  • Exams - you'll sit exams at the end of year 1 and year 2.

 What can I study alongside this A Level?

Many students choose to study maths, psychology, business or another science subject depending on the university course or career they have in mind.

What are the career opportunities?

Physics is a subject very well regarded by universities and is important if you want to study engineering. It is also useful for economics, dentistry, veterinary science and computing.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Average grade 6 GCSE profile (Higher entry criteria is required for anyone looking to study Maths and/or Sciences at A Level). However, if you do not meet this profile please still come to an Open Event to discuss all options with a member of the A Level Team.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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