A physics education equips a person to work in many different and interesting places – from any discipline of Engineering and many courses in fields such as Medicine, to a career in Government, and even Banking – places where problem-solving abilities and analytical skills are great assets.
We strongly advise that you take A level Mathematics alongside your studies in Physics. This is essential if you wish to study Physics or Engineering at university.
College entry to include Double Award GCSE Science Higher Tier 6,6 (or above) or GCSE Physics 6 (or above) plus a minimum of either GCSE Electronics 6 or GCSE Chemistry 6. You must also have achieved GCSE Mathematics grade 6 or above (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.
If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.
Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment.
As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4.
Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.