A-Level Physics Course – AQA

    Description

    A-Level Physics online Course. Complete this course from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world.Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days. There are no set term times and no enrolment dates.

    For those students with aspirations of moving into further education in the near future then an A-Level course provides the ideal platform to build from. Acknowledged and recognised worldwide an A-Level in any subject on your CV speaks volumes.

    This Physics A-Level Course specification provides a seamless transition to A-Level from previous studies and develops students’ interest and enthusiasm for physics. The specification provides a wide range of opportunities to develop How Science Works by linking the general criteria on the nature of science to specific topics throughout the specification.


    Qualification: A-Level Physics
    Accredited: Yes
    QCF Recognised: Yes
    Awarding Body: AQA
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year
    Duration: Flexible – Approx 700 Hours – 2 years support
    UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades

    This course is also available as a Fast Track A Level Physics option allowing learners to complete in under a year. 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 9 units of study in total as listed below.

    Measurement & their errors
    Particles and Radiation
    Waves
    Mechanics and Materials
    Electricity
    Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics
    Fields and their consequences
    Nuclear Physics
    Astrophysics

    View Official AQA specification here

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 24 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

    Assessment

    To achieve the full Physics A-Level you will be assessed across the nine topics and 12 practical assessments. All units will be assessed by four paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

    Paper 1:
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours
    Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions and multiple-choice questions

    Paper 2:
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours
    Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions and multiple-choice questions

    Paper 3:
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours
    Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions

    Practical Assessment:

    You will need to be observed by an examination centre to demonstrate your ability in a range of areas. You are required to complete 12 practical skills. These practicals are usually held in spring

    Additional Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College. 

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed. This is very easy to do but you need to book in advanced to avoid late booking fees. 

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

    You can also try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

    Optional Practical Assessment*

    Did you know that it is possible for students to receive their A Level qualification without completing the practical endorsement? Please check with your University if they require you to complete the practical assessments. If not, this will save you a lot of time and money. Science related subjects, for example Medicine, will require the practical assessments to be completed but many subjects do not. Practical assessment can be very costly, so it’s worth checking. 

    When arranging your examinations with your chosen exam centre, please check they offer this service if required. Not all of them do and it’s important they are taken at the same place as your written exams. Practical assessments tend to be arranged in the spring a few months prior to written exams. Please plan well in advance!

    You may wish to try www.tutorsandexams.uk who offer a service for both practical and written exams. They have several locations across the UK too. Please be prepared to travel. The rewards far out way the inconvenience of a train journey or trip up the motorway. 

    If you decide not to take the practical assessments, be aware that your certificate will state you have not completed so could harm your chances of gaining a place at university if this is an entry requirement for your selected degree. Double check before you enrol. 

     

    UCAS Points & Predicted Grades

    All of our A Levels will provide you with UCAS points upon successful completion of your examinations. The amount you receive will depend on the grade achieved as detailed below. Tutors can also provide predicted grades for university based on your completed assessments within the course.

    The majority of our A Levels will require a minimum of 3 completed assignments and correspondence to provide a predicted grade. We would advise you register for your course 3 months in advance of when you need a predicted grade for.  Eg: if you require a predicted grade for January, then you should enrol in Sept and aim to compete the 3 tutor marked assessments by December. 

    GRADE ACHIEVED UCAS POINTS AWARDED
    A* 56
    A 48
    B 40
    C 32
    D 24
    E 16

     

    Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance for UK students only!

    Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions: 

    Example: Based on a Max finance agreement of £600

    Aged 21 and above (Maximum age 75)
    Employed or self employed with a minimum income of £7,200 PA (£600.00 PCM take home pay) 
    Permanent resident in the UK for a min of 3 years
    Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
    Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
    Hold a valid UK credit or debit card
    You are not bankrupt or in an IVA. 

    Under 21 – We will require a willing parent, guardian or family member to take out the finance for your studies on your behalf. 

    Please note: We do not carry out credit checks if you meet the above criteria. You may be asked for evidence of income. 

    Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872. 

    Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

    Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered. 

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    Once log in has been issued or your study pack received at the requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

    Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have agreed student finance and opted to pay monthly, you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires. 

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