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Course Code: GEVE8

Level: 2
Subject area: Science
Awarding body: AQA
Qualification: GCSE
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Thursdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm

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About the course

Do you need to retake your Physics GCSE or complete the GCSE Physics qualification? You may want to study this qualification at City College Plymouth either on its own, or in combination with other study programmes such as an Access to Higher Education course. Physics is the science of matter and energy, concerned with mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and other aspects of physical science. Science has a huge role in the modern world and can have a positive impact on people’s lives. It has also become an integral part of progression onto higher level courses and will open many doors to further qualifications and study. Enter the world of science with this GCSE course and help work towards finding real solutions to real problems.

What you'll learn

This course includes the following subjects:

  • energy
  • electricity
  • particle model of matter
  • atomic structure
  • forces
  • waves
  • magnetism and electromagnetism
  • space physics.
Entry requirements

If you have sat GCSEs before, you will need to have achieved a grade 3 (D) in English/maths or a level 2 qualification in literacy/numeracy in order to retake this GCSE. If not, you may be required to undertake and initial assessment in order to be accepted onto this course.


There will be two written exams.

The provisional dates for the GCSE Physics exams are Wednesday 22 May 2019 (1.30pm) and Friday 15 June 2019 (9.30am).

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to a level 3 science course at the College. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to higher level education such as A Levels, BTECs or a degree.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.