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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code
Awarding Body OCR
Level GCSE
Start Date 05/09/2022

Course overview

This GCSE is available in pathway 2 only.

Our one-year GCSE in Physics A (Gateway Science) course will introduce you to the key concepts of physics, integrating theory with practical skills.

It will help you develop your knowledge of scientific methodology and theoretical understanding of physics and how this can be applied to the world around you.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

What you'll study

Physics A
  • P1: Matter
  • P2: Forces
  • P3: Electricity and magnetism
  • P4: Magnetism and magnetic fields
  • P5: Waves in matter
  • P6: Radioactivity
  • P7: Energy
  • P8: Global challenges
  • Topic P9 is a practical-based topic which provides learners with the necessary skills to undertake the 15% practical content in the examinations.
  • Physics A
    • P1: Matter
    • P2: Forces
    • P3: Electricity and magnetism
    • P4: Magnetism and magnetic fields
    • P5: Waves in matter
    • P6: Radioactivity
    • P7: Energy
    • P8: Global challenges
    • Topic P9 is a practical-based topic which provides learners with the necessary skills to undertake the 15% practical content in the examinations.

Assessment

Physics A (Gateway Science) consists of two exam papers that are externally assessed. Each Paper is a 1 hour 45 minutes written paper (90 marks).

Entry requirements

GCSE combined or separate sciences
Grade 3
GCSE English Language and Maths
At least one grade 6 and one grade 3

English and/or maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

2019/20: £408

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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