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