A Level Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Code AA4
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


If you are ever curious about how the world around you works, then A Level Physics will provide the answers. Physics is the study of the physical world, from the smallest particles to the biggest galaxies, and everything in between. The problem solving, analytical and reasoning skills that play an essential part in the study of A Level Physics, as well as the mathematical ability required, are all highly valued by employers across a wide range of fields.

With a reputation as one of the most challenging A Level subjects, Physics is an excellent addition to any further education or job application.


Year One The first year of the course covers classical physics topics such as mechanics, material behaviour, waves and electricity.

You will learn about fundamental concepts such as forces, how things move, how energy can be transferred from one place to another, as well as developing your maths and problem-solving skills. Year Two The second half of the course explores some more modern physics concepts.

You will look at the most up- to-date theories of particle physics, and learn about the accelerators and detectors (such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN) that were used to discover them. You will also learn about the history of the universe, the hunt for habitable planets beyond our solar system, and the nuclear reactions that power the stars.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Physics, or 6-6 in combined Science, plus a grade 5 in Mathematics. It is strongly recommended that you study A Level Mathematics alongside A Level Physics.

Your next steps...

As well as providing a pathway into further study in science, potentially leading to jobs in cutting-edge scientific research, physics qualifications are highly valued by employers and admissions tutors in all fields, including finance, engineering, design, IT and many more.