A-Level Physics

Our course code: A006

Course fee: £895 or from £67 per month

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Have you ever looked at something and thought how does that work or why does that work? Ever wondered why the air smells differently in a thunderstorm or when you throw a ball it flies in a curve? Physics has long been thought of as the most fundamental of all sciences, with studies ranging in scale such as the huge studies into massive objects such as galaxies to studying the tiniest particles such as atoms.

A-level physics is the study of everything and how it works, full of exciting questions and opportunities to prove theories that are still in doubt. The new Physics A-level course aims to develop your understanding of how science contributes to the success of a society. You will learn about different areas of physics and how they relate to each other. You will also gain skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works which will prepare you for further study.

A-level Physics builds on the concepts and skills developed in the Physics GCSE and is particularly suitable for students who have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent. For those students with aspirations of moving into further education this A level course provides the ideal platform to build from. Acknowledged and recognised worldwide an A-level in any subject on your CV speaks volumes.

You will have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam. University degree courses requiring or preferring A-level physics include physics, engineering and geographical sciences, to name but a few.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Physics has long been thought of as the most fundamental of all sciences, with studies ranging in scale such as the huge studies into massive objects such as galaxies to studying the tiniest particles such as atoms.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Proactive tutors

    We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

  • Awarding body: Edexcel
  • Our course code: A006
  • Qualification code: 9PH0
  • Official Qualification Title: A-Level Physics

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time | plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.

Assessment

Official exams

  • 1 hour 45 minutes, 30% of marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes, 30% of marks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During this course, you will be required complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework to complete.

Practical Endorsement (Optional)

For some university courses, like medicine, you will need to demonstrate practical skills as well as knowledge. In addition to the A level, you will can gain a practical endorsement to show this. This practical endorsement does not form part of the full A-level, but is an additional grade that you can achieve. We are able to provide you with access to the practical endorsement aspect of this course. If you feel that this applies to you, please contact us for further information.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Physics, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - A-Level Physics

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - It is strongly recommended that you have studied Physics to GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course.

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

1: Working as a physicist
  • Maths in physics
  • Quantities and units
  • Calipers and micrometers
  • Practical skills
  • Experiments with a spring
  • Experiments with a laser pointer and a CD
2: Mechanics
  • Rectilinear motion
  • Momentum Forces
  • Resolved forces and moments
  • Work, energy and power
  • Applied mechanics
3: Electricity
  • Charge and current
  • Potential difference, electromotive force and power
  • Current-potential difference relationships
  • Resistance and resistivity
  • Internal resistance, series and parallel circuits and the potential divider
4: Materials and vibrations
  • Fluids
  • Turbulence
  • Solid materials
  • Nature of waves
5: Waves and the particle nature of light
  • Transmission and reflection of waves
  • The eye
  • The oscilloscope
  • Superposition of waves
  • Particle nature of light
  • A home-made spectrometer
6: Collisions, circular motion and oscillations
  • Momentum and collisions
  • Motion in a circle
  • Simple harmonic motion
7: Gravitational and electric fields
  • Universal gravitation
  • Electrical fields
  • Capacitance
  • Charging and discharging a capacitor
8: Magnetic fields and particle physics
  • Magnetic fields
  • Electrons and nuclei
  • Particle physics
9: Thermodynamics
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Thermometry
  • Internal energy, absolute zero and change of state
  • Gas laws
10: Nuclear decay and space
  • Nuclear decay
  • Detecting radiation
  • Cosmology
  • Astrophysics
  • Life cycle of a star
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details. Yes, there are set texts that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) Edexcel A Level Physics Student Book 1, M Benn and G George, Hodder Education 2015. (2) Edexcel A Level Physics Student Book 2, T Akrill and G George, Hodder Education 2015. Additional texts you need to read are: Maths Skills for A Level Physics, C Tear, Oxford University Press 2013.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.