Physics

Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA

Course Description

Physics encompasses the study of the universe, from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. It is crucial to understanding the world around you, the world inside you, and the world beyond you. Studying this course will challenge your imagination. It is only in Physics that you will find yourself thinking about everything from how the universe started to how a bridge stays up. You will also gain a firm grounding in the importance of the application of mathematics in science. You will become a more confident physicist, starting to understand the world around you and how you can describe it and solve the challenges within it.

What next?

Physics A Level provides an essential grounding for studying a range of degree courses at university. These include degrees in physics and astronomy, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physical sciences and many more.

Topics

Mechanics

Materials

D.C. circuits

Waves and Optics

Radiation and Particle Physics

Fields

Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics

Thermal Physics

Capacitors

Assessment

Examination 100% (with practical endorsement)

Additional Activities

Physics in Action Conference in London

Student Financial Contribution: Purchase of course textbook

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 6 in GCSE Maths and GCSE Physics

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English

What Our Students Think

“You get to understand, not just know; you learn the reasons behind a lot of content you were just told at school.”

Sam, previously St Joseph’s Catholic School