A Level Physics

Course Code: Q100156

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    Two years

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


This course enables you to build on your knowledge of the laws of physics, applying your understanding to solve problems on topics ranging from subatomic particles to the entire universe.

Units include:

  • forces
  • waves
  • radioactivity
  • electricity
  • magnetism
  • particle physics
  • cosmology
  • medical physics.

You will develop skills that can be transferred to just about any other area of work, from setting up a business to saving the planet. Even if you don’t go on to become a physicist, learning to think like one will help you get to the root of any problem and draw connections that aren’t obvious to others. Physics won’t give you all the answers, but it will teach you how to ask the right questions.

You will have the opportunity to visit the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. In addition, you will be offered to take part in the annual Blott Matthews Challenge. You will also get a chance to experience the Farnborough Airshow and visit Southampton and Portsmouth Universities.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English language. You will also need a grade 6 or above in GCSE maths, and a grade 6 or above in GCSE physics or 6s in GCSE double science.

You must also enrol on to A Level Pure Mathematics.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

You could progress to university to study a physics degree or move straight to employment. You will be able to access a range of careers within the fields of sciences, medicine, engineering, computing, architecture and cosmology as well as the business and finance industries.

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