Course Details

  • If you’ve ever wondered about the ‘Big Bang’ and how we know all about it, or you’re regularly taking things apart to find out how they work, then this Physics A-Level is perfect for you. It’s about everything in the world, from the tiniest particle to the biggest thing you can imagine (and then some!).

    You’ll learn all about particles, atoms and radiation, alongside the fundamental laws of the universe, as you explore how and why things happen. From nuclear physics around the world to real experiments in the lab, you’ll look at electric circuits and waves in the atmosphere, learning how to solve problems about forces on moving objects and the behaviour of certain materials.

    With further mechanics and thermal physics, you’ll also study different fields of energy – including magnetic, electrical and gravitational. And in your final year of study, you’ll specialise in an area that really excites you, with the option to choose from Astrophysics, Engineering, Medical, Turning Points and Electronics.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • This A-Level course is assessed solely by exams, with two exams at the end of year one for your AS-Level, or three exams at the end of your second year.

  • A Physics A-Level leads naturally to degrees at university in Physics, Astronomy or an engineering discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

    The skills you learn on it are also highly applicable to subjects like Medicine, Radiography and Computer Science, among many others. This opens a wide range of career opportunities and job roles related to physics, whether you’d like to become a physicist looking at distant galaxies or an engineer responsible for country-wide infrastructure like water and electricity.

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  • A-Level courses like this one are completely free for anyone aged 16-18 and progressing from school.

    If you don’t fall into this category, there may be tuition fees to pay. But don’t worry, there is plenty of financial support available to help you afford college. We’ve put together all the different funding opportunities that you might be eligible for, ranging from grants and bursaries to dedicated loans for education.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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