Course Overview

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. It?s an exciting and fast-moving science with new discoveries being made every week, particularly in astronomy and particle physics. We will build on the core principles you have learned at GCSE and develop and extend your skills and knowledge of this fascinating subject.

Further Details

Course Location



College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 4 in English Language and 6 in Maths. For A Level Physics we are looking for applicants with a 6-6 in Combined Science or a 6 in GCSE Physics and either Chemistry or Biology. You must be passionate about Physics with a determination to succeed. In addition, it is recommended for you to study A Level Maths alongside A Level Physics.

Your experimental skills will develop through a range of core practical?s that will allow you to gain the ?practical skills endorsement? at the end of the second year. We offer extra support sessions in addition to lessons, booklets and other resources to enable you to make progress.
Work experience in a field of your choosing is also offered. Examples include engineering, schools and hospitals.
Students have progressed from here to study Physics and variety of Engineering degrees at many top universities including Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge.Unique Features.
The opportunity to attend extracurricular Physics lectures at Manchester and surrounding areasDay visits to a range of Engineering events in the North West.
Trips to large Physics facilities such as Jodrell Bank in Cheshire and CERN in Geneva.
A chance to participate in the British Physics OlympiadStudents on the Academic Excellence pathway have the opportunity to research an Extended Project Qualification in a Physics-related area.
Enrichment activities such as the National Schools? Observatory

As well as studying key concepts such as radiation and particle physics, the nature of waves, electricity and the nature of forces, energy and mechanics, you will also be introduced to the concepts of circular and simple harmonic motion, the thermal properties of materials and the nature of ideal gases and molecular kinetic theory.In addition, you will study the concepts of fields, from gravitational, electrical through to magnetic as well as an in-depth knowledge and understanding of nuclear physics with an option module that includes medical physics, engineering physics and astrophysics.

Physics is an essential subject for engineering and will be very useful in a range of careers from architecture to Zoology.Employers value the logic and problem solving skills it develops

All facets of engineering, Energy and power provision, Environmental consultancy, Medical technologies, Research and development, Financial and IT sectors, Telecommunications, Teaching

100% of the course is exam based.

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