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A Level: Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 6014743X
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Physics explains the world around us, from galaxies to sub-atomic particles. Physics also enables us to change the world through the work of engineers, designers and technologists, for example. From your GCSE studies you will realise whether you have the curiosity, interest and ability to pursue this subject further.


Year 12

• Module 1 - Development of practical skills in physics

• Module 2 - Foundations of physics

• Module 3 - Forces and motion

• Module 4 - Electrons, waves and photons


Year 13

• Module 5 - Newtonian world and astrophysics

• Module 6 - Particles and medical physics

How will it be delivered?

You will complete three written exams at the end of Year 13

• Paper 1 (2 hour 15 min, 37% of A-Level) Modelling Physics

• Paper 2 (2 hour 15 min, 37% of A-Level) Exploring Physics

• Paper 3 (1 hours 30 mins, 26% of A-level) Unifie

Entry requirements

6 grade 5s (or equivalent), including at least grade 5 in English Language or Literature.

6 or above in at least 2 Sciences, and if you're doing Triple Science one of the 6's has to be in Physics. Plus a 5 or above in Maths.


Your next steps...

Physics A-Level is an essential or desirable qualification for a degree in almost any area of Science or Technology. It develops the analytical and problem-solving skills which many employers seek: Physics graduates enter a wider range of careers than any other graduates


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