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Physics A-Level

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What is our Physics A-Level course?

Physics is both everyday and extraordinary, from explaining why the sky is blue, to understanding quantum theory and Einstein’s relativity. A-Level Physics combines practical investigations and experiments with theoretical ideas, giving you the skills to logically analyse and solve problems; skills that can be applied to any scientific or mathematical challenge.

What Will You Study?

Physics Reading List >

  • Mechanics
  • Materials
  • Waves
  • Quantum Physics
  • Practical Skills
  • Electricity
  • Particle Physics
  • Gravitational fields
  • Electric Fields
  • Periodic Motion
  • Capacitors
  • Thermal Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Special Relativity

What Next?

A Physics A-Level is highly regarded by employers and universities. Therefore, our students go on to study a wide range of courses including Astrophysics, Cosmology, Aeronautical, Motorsport or Acoustic Engineering, Medical Physics, Architecture, Pilot studies and Computing.

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Entry Requirements for Physics A-Level

At least five 5s at GCSE and at least a 6 in two Sciences and a 6 in Maths (must also choose A Level Maths)

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and BTECs)? Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not, there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

Course Type

This course is an A-Level course.

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Maths, Chemistry and Computer Science, Further Maths.

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