Physics explores the nature of the universe. Your studies will take you from subatomic particles to giant galaxies and cosmological objects.

A Level Physics includes topics such as mechanics and electricity that will benefit progression into engineering.

You will also delve into cutting-edge topics such as quantum physics, particle physics and cosmology that will change the way you view the world around you!


Higher Education – Engineering, Physics and other Science-related courses and degrees.

Careers include: Meteorology, radiography, energy resources and conservation, medical physics, teaching and engineering.

How to apply

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Course detail

Start date: September 2021

Entry requirements

GCSE 5 grades 9 to 4 including grade 6 in Maths, grade 6 in Double Science or grade 6 in Physics

Study units

AS: Measurements and their errors, particles and radiation, waves mechanics and electricity.

A2: Further mechanics and thermal physics, fields and their consequences, nuclear physics and an optional unit.


Paper 1: AS content (34%)

Paper 2: A2 content (34%)

Paper 3: Practical skills and optional unit (32%)