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From exploring the tiniest subatomic particle to space exploration, our Physics International A level course spans diverse and intriguing topics. This qualification is essential if you’re considering a physics degree or interested in a range of rewarding related career paths.
Using engaging distance learning materials you’ll explore topics such as mechanics, electricity, thermodynamics, nuclear decay and space. This course will enable you to critically evaluate scientific information and evidence, as well as highlighting the key role of physics in everyday life. Maths help is also included in every section of the course to best support you within your studies.
As part of studying International A level Physics online, you’ll put theory into practice through 16 core practical experiments, of which some are suitable for completion at home.
Our International A level Physics online course tackles complex ideas using relevant, engaging topics and high quality distance learning materials. Alongside subject knowledge, you’ll develop problem-solving, evaluation and analytical skills – all highly sought after by universities and employers.
You’ll have the flexibility to fit study around your lifestyle, learning at your own pace, with access to the support of a specialist personal tutor. Like many NEC students, perhaps you’ll go on to study a science-based subject at university, or use your qualification to support your next career move?
Our Physics International A level course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Mechanics
Section 2: Materials
Section 3: Waves
Section 4: Electricity
Section 5: Experimental skills and consolidation
Section 6: Further mechanics and electric fields
Section 7: Magnetic fields and particle physics
Sections 8-10 TBC
Study International A level Physics with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience in supporting online learners.
Meet Julie who is just one of our first-class physics tutors:
“I love learning and I love inspiring other people to learn. I’ve worked with students from primary to undergraduate level as I have taught in schools and universities. Now, I specialise in home education and distance learning, teaching people in the UK and overseas. I have a degree in physics with astrophysics and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) in physics, science and maths, both from the University of Birmingham, and an LLM in Law from the University of Leeds. A senior examiner for several exam boards, I am also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.”
*The specification suggests that 300 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 300 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 5 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
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Unit 1, 2 and 3 (Paper 1, 2 and 3 below) are IAS Units. Units 4, 5 and 6 (Paper 4, 5 and 6 below) are IAL Units. Students must sit all six units to gain the A level qualification.
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience learning online works best when either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
NEC’s Progress Tracker will allow you to easily track your child’s progress across their subjects and gain insight to how well they are doing through access to their assignment grades and tutor feedback.
Read more about how we work with young students who are studying at home or through a school.
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It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £695
Amount of credit: £625.50
Monthly payment: £104.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £695
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
learn@nec is our virtual learning environment, the gateway to your course and the NEC community. All the resources you need to study are here and you have the flexibility to access them wherever you want, whenever you want
Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course but we do recommend you have a GCSE (or equivalent) in Physics or Double or Triple Science and Maths.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.
As part of NEC’s mission to widen participation our team is happy to discuss payment options unavailable online. Please contact our team on 0800 389 2839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org