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A Level Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 16
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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Physicists explore the fundamental nature of almost everything we know of. They probe the furthest

reaches of the earth to study the smallest pieces of matter. Join them to enter a world deep beneath the

surface of normal human experience. Physics, like all sciences, is a practical subject.

Throughout the course you will carry out practical activities


• investigating interference and diffraction of laser light

• measuring acceleration due to gravity

• investigating systems that oscillate

• investigation of the links between temperature, volume and


• safe use of ionising radiation

• investigating magnetic fields.

These practicals will give you the skills and confidence needed

to investigate the way things

behave and work. It will also ensure that if you choose to study

a Physics-based subject at

university, you’ll have the practical skills needed to carry out

successful experiments in your degree.

Entry requirements

Two GCSE 6 grades or above in Science: Grade 6 in GCSE Physics plus a Grade 6 in one other Science

or 6/6 double science is required. Grade 6 in Mathematics. It is strongly recommended that students

study A Level Mathematics alongside this course.

Students should expect to complete a minimum of 6 hours additional independent study a week

Your next steps...

A Level Physics can lead onto all sorts of fields of study or work. As well as the chance to study Physics

at University, the subject will also help if you go on to study Mathematics or Chemistry after A-Level. If

apprenticeships are taken up then physics is particularly useful within the field of engineering. With

Physics being such a highly regarded subject, the opportunities that open up with a good Physics grade

extend beyond the mathematical sciences area.


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