GCSE Physics Level 2 (2021 version)

Full Time

About the course

This course deals with matters as diverse as how to wire a plug to how the universe was created! Generally, you should have a curiosity about how the natural world and the man-made world work, and the ability to put together different ideas to produce logical conclusions.

You will watch video clips and use a range of textbooks, worksheets and IT skills. You will design experiments, make measurements, present data and draw conclusions.

Course content include: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; Atomic structure’ Forces; Waves’ Magnetism and electromagnetism; Space physics. Physics specification: AQA GCSE Physics (8463).

Entry requirements

Grade 4/C in Core Science or grade 3/D in Additional Science/Physics, grade 3/D in Combined Science / Physics.

Where next?

Grade 4 will enable you to take BTEC Applied Science, and with grade 6, you could go on to A Level Physics (along with a 6/B in GCSE Maths). A Level Physics is needed for Physics and Engineering degrees, and GCSE Physics is needed for some medical-related degree courses such as Radiology.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: walter.makoni@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk