A Level Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 20
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The OCR A Level Physics course has been developed to follow on from the Additional Double and Triple award GCSE science courses and covers the following topics;

· Foundations of Physics

· Forces and Motion

· Electrons, Waves and Photons

· The Newtonian World and Astrophysics

· Particles and Medical Physics

Few other subjects offer such a wealth of education and employment possibilities.

Exam Board: OCR    


Physicists seek to understand the physical universe in order to predict its behaviour.

Physics, as a part of science, provides a picture of how the world behaves and how the laws of nature operate: it cannot answer the question why they operate in this way.  

Teaching and learning methods include formal teaching, group work, a field trip, practical work, discussions and debates, films and videos and student-led presentations.

It is helpful to study A-Level Mathematics alongside Physics, although this is not essential. Other subjects which combine well with Physics include all   sciences and technologies, geography, ICT, English.                                         


How will it be delivered?

Three written exam papers comprising 100%  of  the final grade for A level, two written papers for AS level. Practical skills are assessed separately but do not contribute to the final grade.

Module 1: Development of Practical Skills in Physics                      

Module 2: Foundations of Physics                                                     

Module 3: Forces and Motion                                                             

Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons                                         

Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics                                  

Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics

Entry requirements

Grades 66 in Combined Science or grades 666 in separate Sciences and grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.