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Physics

The study of Physics will develop strong problem solving skills which are valued by employers and can lead to a wide range of rewarding careers. These include; engineering, research and development, medical applications, manufacturing, software development.

You will learn through a balance of lectures, practical activities, group work and discussions. Practical sessions are used to underpin theory where possible and to build your skills throughout the course.

The course starts by building on your GCSE level knowledge of simple mechanics and electricity. You will start to understand how concepts link together and develop your ability to apply mathematics to new situations. You will also be introduced to the Quantum world!

In the second year you will continue your studies of Newtonian mechanics, Electromagnetics and thermal physics. You will then learn about nuclear physics and sub atomic particles, medical physics and finally astrophysics and cosmology.

Please see the specific entry requirements for A Levels at South Devon College: 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths. Of these, at least two passes must be at grade 6 or above. Individual subjects may specify which GCSEs are required at grade 6.

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Studying A Level Law at South Devon College helped me decide what I wanted to do as a career, and therefore what I wanted to study at university. We benefited hugely from termly trips, and we even shadowed a judge, which gave me a huge insight into what my future career could entail. My teacher, Kay Harding, is excellent, and went above and beyond in helping me revise, improve exam technique and keep me up to date on current legal affairs. She was also great at giving me advice even outside of College time.Callum Priestley

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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