GCSE Physics for Adults

Course Code: Q271193

Key Information

  • Course type

    GCSEs & Functional Skills

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    25 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    8 months

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:

    £195.00 or Free

GCSE Physics for Adults

GCSE Physics is the branch of science that studies energy, forces, mechanics, waves, the structure of atoms and the physical universe.

This GCSE (grades 9–1, where 9 is the highest grade) in Physics a linear qualification that consists of 2 externally examined assessments. The qualification is divided into the following components (students must complete all assessments):

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Space physics (physics only)

The aims and objectives of the qualification are to enable students to:

  • Develop the ability to think scientifically.
  • Develop experimental skills and strategies.
  • Apply the cycle of collecting, presenting and analysing data.
  • Understand and apply scientific vocabulary, quantities, units, symbols and nomenclature.

Learners are required to hold a minimum of level 1 qualifications in English and maths (GCSE, Functional Skills or equivalent) or to successfully complete English comprehension and maths reasoning tests at Level 1

Full attendance is required at classes, homework is set, there is a minimum expectation that learners will match classroom hours with independent study hours.

Your progress will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods within the classroom (required practical activity, group discussion, group work, lab work, etc.). At the end of the course (normally May/June), you will complete 2 final written examinations which are externally marked/graded by the awarding body (AQA). Results are released in August.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Those wanting to progress into further/higher education for studies and/or a career in science, meteorology, astronomy, geophysics, sound engineering, medical physics etc.

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