Physics, A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code SS18
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


  • Physics is the Science which deals with the properties and concepts of energy and matter, and the fundamental principles that explain how the Universe operates.


The course covers the following topics

• Measurements and their errors. 

• Particles and radiation.

• Waves.

• Mechanics and materials.

• Electricity.

• Further mechanics and thermal physics.

• Fields and their consequences.

• Nuclear physics.

• Medical physics.

How will it be delivered?

The A Level will assess ALL content from both years of the course and will be examined by three 2 hour papers in June of the second year of study.    Continuous assessment will be used to inform the students progression in both years.

Note there is no longer a coursework or controlled assessment unit but coursework skills will be assessed as part of the exam.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths and Grade 6 or above in GCSE Physics or Grade 6-6 or above in GCSE Combined Science


Your next steps...

After studying A Level Physics students can progress to study a broad range of science-related courses at universities across the country including physics, maths, engineering, natural science, medicine and computing.  Students can also progress onto non-science related courses such as law where their achievements in physics have served to develop key skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking.