Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

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16-18 Free
19-24 £2,225 p/ year
24+ £2,225 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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Overview Include what you're awarded with at the end of the course and professional accreditations The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Physics is to define and assess achievement of the knowledge, skills and understanding that will be needed by students planning to progress to undergraduate study at UK higher education institutions, particularly Physics and other related subject area.

The GCE A Level Physics qualification will improve your understanding of Physics in a way that promotes confidence and extend range of skills and techniques that provides a strong foundation for progress to further study.

This qualification will be graded, awarded and certificated to comply with the requirements of Ofqual's General Conditions of Recognition. This A Level qualification will be graded and certificated on a six-grade scale from A* to E using the total combined marks for the three compulsory papers.

Aims of the course

This aim of this course is to enable students to:

The aims of the Advanced level GCE in Physics are to enable students to develop: essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject an understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Unit Breakdown

During your study, you will cover all the following topics:

Paper 1 Working as a Physicist Mechanics Electric Circuits Further Mechanics Electric and Magnetic Fields Nuclear and Particle Physics

Paper 2 Working as a Physicist Materials Waves and Particle Nature of Light Thermodynamics Space Nuclear Radiation Gravitational Fields Oscillations

Paper 3 Questions in this paper may draw on any of the topics in this specification. The paper will include synoptic questions that may draw on two or more different topics. The paper will include questions that assess conceptual and theoretical understanding of experimental methods (indirect practical skills) that will draw on students' experiences of the core practicals.

Assessment Method

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Physics consists of three externally examined papers and the Science Practical Endorsement. Students must complete all assessments in May/June in any single year.

Paper 1: Advanced Physics I (Paper code: 9PH0/01)
30% of the qualification

Assessment is 1 hour 45 minutes. The paper consists of 90 marks. The paper may include multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions.

Paper 2: Advanced Physics II (Paper code: 9PH0/02)
30% of the qualification

Assessment is 1 hour 45 minutes. The paper consists of 90 marks. The paper may include multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions.

Paper 3: General and Practical Principles in Physics (Paper code: 9PH0/03)
40% of the qualification Assessment is 2 hours 30 minutes. The paper consists of 120 marks. The paper may include, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions

Progression Opportunities

This course prepares you for progression to further study or the world of work: You will develop great theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics which are transferable to both university and employment You might want to study a degree in Physics or Engineering or Physics related qualification

Career Options

You might progress to any career in Physics or Engineering etc.

Entry Requirements

Academic and non-academic required Minimum of three GCSE subjects which must include English and at least a grade B or equivalent in Maths and Physics/Science and a good reference. All applicants must take an initial assessment and interview.


Class room teaching, laboratory experiments, workshops

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