About The Course

Do you want to deepen your understanding of how the universe works, as well as developing invaluable problem-solving skills?

A Level Physics will allow you to study the world around you at every level – from the smallest particle, to galaxies remote in space and time. The theoretical topics studied are always related to practical applications, with the teaching of practical skills incorporated throughout the course. There is no coursework, but practical skills are assessed separately in each year.

Topics include:

  • Mechanics
  • Electrons, waves and photons
  • The Newtonian World
  • Fields, particles and frontiers of physics

What We Add

You will be working in laboratories with excellent facilities and equipment, including oscilloscopes and full sets of data logging equipment.

There will be opportunities for trips to see physics in use in industry and the chance to hear lectures on topics.

How Can I Standout With Physics?

Physics students are sought after by industry and universities for their excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Most students progress on to degrees in scientific subjects such as engineering, medicine, electronics, architecture and physical sciences. Physics is also a useful foundation for subjects such as law, finance, business and IT.

Entry Requirements

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • You will need a minimum GCSE grade 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (core) and a 6 in Additional Science or GCSE Physics
  • If you wish to study two or more A Level Science or Maths courses, you will need to meet the entry criteria for a Science A Level programme too