Physics A Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

Physics is the study of the nature and properties of energy and matter. As you
progress through the course you will build on your knowledge of the laws of Physics, applying your understanding to solve problems on topics ranging from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

A good GCSE profile including 6 in Maths and Science subjects studied and 5 in English
Module 1: Development of practical skills in physics
Module 2: Foundations in physics
Module 3: Forces and motion
Module 4: Electrons, waves and photons
Module 5: Newtonian world and astrophysics
Module 6: Particles and medical physics

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

Assessment is through three interrelated exams at the end of the second year.

A separate practical grade is awarded for the successful completion of 12 mandatory experimental tasks.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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