Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who enjoy Science and Maths and are considering a career in a STEM field. Throughout the course learnrrs will look at many different areas, from Astrophysics to Particle Physics and everything in between.

Would you like to know the answer to; “What is the ultimate fate of the universe?”

Then this course is for you.


Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to progress on to a STEM based career
  • Would like to progress on to study Physics or another STEM based subject at university
  • Who enjoy problem solving and can work logically
  • Who are interested in how the Universe works from the nano-scale physics of particles and quantum effects to immeasurably large scales involved in cosmological physics
  • Who enjoy using mathematical skills to approach a problem

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by exams. The Units are:

  • Mechanics: Forces, motion, energy and the links between them.
  • Electrical Circuits: A fundamental understanding of how circuits work.
  • Materials Science: Aerodynamics, fluid flow and the behaviour of materials under tension and compression.
  • Waves: Standing waves, Refraction, Polarisation and many more wave properties.
  • Nature of Light: Wave-particle duality and the strange world of quantum physics.
  • Further Mechanics: Circular motion and momentum.
  • Fields: Electric, Magnetic and Gravitational fields.
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics: The physics of the fundamental building blocks of matter.
  • Thermodynamics: Heating and cooling of materials.
  • Astrophysics: Interstellar measurements, dark matter and the fate of the universe.
  • Radioactivity: Radioactive decay, fission and fusion.
  • Vibrations:  Simple harmonic motion and oscillating system.

A Level

Course Leader:
Paul Cooney

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 6 in Science and Maths with an average points score of 5.7 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by exams.