Lecturer offering one-to-one tuition in class

A-Level Physics

  • CODE
    Full time
    2 Years
    Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations
  • Free tuition for students under 19 on 31 August prior to start date
  • Advanced Learner Loans available to students aged 19 or over
Physics is a challenging but very interesting course for those students who love Science and want to explore it to a much higher level.

In summary, Physics is the study of how everything works. It has close links with Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. Our Physics course is very practical with lots of opportunities to carry out experiments and investigations. You will also learn to work as part of a team. It is excellent preparation for anyone looking for a career in Science or Engineering.

Years 1 and 2

• Measurements and their errors
• Particles and radiation
• Waves
• Mechanics and materials
• Electricity
• Further mechanics and thermal physics
• Fields and their consequences
• Nuclear physics

Students will sit externally assessed exams in the summer exam season at the end of both the AS and A-Level years.

You will have 5 hours per week of timetabled lessons with the expectation of at least 5 hours per week of independent learning outside of lessons.

Students who complete this course can go on to a number of University courses including engineering. Students can also go onto apprenticeship programmes as well as straight into work.

A reading list will be made available to you upon enrolment. Other equipment required include: • A large pukka pad (or equivalent) • Black pens (only black ink can be used in exams) • Scientific calculator (mandatory for exams and practicals) • 30cm long ruler • Highlighters

West Kent College is an excellent place to study A level Physics. Highly qualified subject specialist teachers in modern laboratories teach the course. Each laboratory is well equipped with up to date technology. Students are supported in their independent work via Moodle, a virtual learning resource, which gives them access to lesson materials, videos and links to useful websites.

This course is particularly aimed at students who enjoyed the sciences at GCSE and want to expand on the knowledge that they have gained. The assessment is entirely examination based.
Advanced Learner Loan


You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and Grade B/6 or above in mathematics, science, additional science or physics.