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Physics A-Level

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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 five 5s at GCSE, including 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

A-Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Maths, Chemistry and Computer Science, Further Maths.

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