Physics A Level

Physics A Level

In the first year you will extend your study of a number of familiar topics from GCSE Science, such as mechanics, electricity and waves. The course also includes some exciting new topics in quantum and particle physics. An extended practical session each week will reinforce your learning and develop your experimental skills

In the second year you will study further mechanics topics, the properties of electric, magnetic and gravitational fields, and nuclear and thermal physics. You will also study one option topic of your choice from Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics, Turning Points in Physics and Electronics.

Additional
Grade 6 in two GCSE Sciences and Grade 6 in GCSE Maths. You are also strongly advised to choose A Level Maths to support your study of Physics.
Assessment
100% exams plus a practical endorsement.
Progression
Physics is recommended for many Scientific, Engineering and Caring professions. Physics is essential for degree courses in Astronomy, Computer Technology, Engineering, Geophysics, Meteorology and Physics itself.

You are strongly recommended to combine the subject with Mathematics A level. For a Science career, research has shown that the combination Maths, Physics and Chemistry is the most versatile.

It is also possible to take Physics as a complementary course with other Arts and Humanities subjects, however you should ideally still take Maths to keep your career options open.