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Physics A-Level

What is A-Level Physics?

Physics is both the 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 which can be applied to any scientific or mathematical challenge.

What Will You Study?

  • 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?

An A-Level in Physics is highly regarded by employers and universities. Our students go onto study a wide range of courses including physics-based courses such as Astrophysics and Cosmology to Aeronautical, Motorsport or Acoustic Engineering, Medical Physics, Architecture, Geophysics and Computing.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in two Sciences and a 6 in Maths (must also choose A-Level Maths).

Course Type

A-Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Maths, Chemistry and Computing.

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