Physics - AS

course full
L3 Level 3
Full Time
2 September 2019 — 12 June 2020
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Physics AS programme is a one-year course of study and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. 

Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.

A qualification in Physics can lead to a higher education course in Physics, Engineering or other science/technology related subjects, or to employment where knowledge of Physics would be useful.

What you will study

The following topics will be covered:

Unit 1: Motion, Energy and Matter 

Written exam 1hr 30m, 50% of AS mark.

  • Basic physics
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Energy concepts
  • Solids under stress
  • Using radiation to investigate stars
  • Particles and nuclear structure

Unit 2: Electricity and Light 

Written exam 1hr 30m, 50% of AS mark.

  • Conduction of electricity
  • Resistance
  • D.C. circuits
  • The nature of waves
  • Wave properties
  • Refraction of light
  • Photons
  • Lasers

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English Language and Maths.
  • Interview.

Individual subjects may require higher grades. 
Mature learners without these qualifications may be accepted after an interview with the subject tutor.

Teaching and assessment

Two written exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2019

End date

12 June 2020

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

ASCC3F44
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Physics
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