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Course Duration
2 Years

Examination Board

Entry Criteria

Grade 4 in both English and maths GCSEs, and at least 3 other qualifications at 4 or above including at least grade 6 at GCSE science.

Why study A level Physics?

What will I study during the course duration?

Year 1

  • Measurements and their errors 
  • Particles and radiation 
  • Waves 
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity

Year 2

  • Further mechanics and thermal physics 
  • Fields and their consequences 
  • Nuclear physics 
  • Astrophysics.

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed by three external examinations at the end of year 13. There is also a  required practical endorsement which students must complete the achieve their final  qualification.

Career opportunities and Future study

A Level physics is a hugely well respected qualification by employers, colleges and universities.  Physics is an ideal subject to complement studies in  mathematics and other sciences.  A level Physics will take you in a multitude of directions like: 

  • business
  • finance
  • IT
  • analyst
  • radiotherapist
  • accountant
  • engineer
  • meteorologist
  • geophysicist
  • astronomer