Physics A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 5883/021
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


On this Edexcel Physics A level course you will study the following course content in the first year: Working as a Physicist, Mechanics, Electric Circuits, Materials, Waves and Particle Nature of Light. In the second year you will study Further Mechanics, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Thermodynamics, Space, Nuclear Radiation, Gravitational Fields and Oscillations. In addition to course content you will develop a range of practical, analytical and evaluative skills.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed by your teacher at regular intervals during the two years using a combination of homework assignments, short tests and longer tests You will be formally assessed at the end of the second year Paper 1 (30%) includes: A mixture of short and long answer questions Paper 2 (30%) includes: A mixture of short and long answer questions Paper 3 (40%) includes: Structured questions (including practical techniques) Critical analysis of given experimental data, Extended writing question

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE Maths grade C/5 and Additional Science grade BB/6-6 or Physics and either Biology or Chemistry, grade B/6.

Your next steps...

This course offers a pathway onto many university courses where you can study either a broad-based physics science course or one in which you specialise in a particular area of science. In addition, many students who study physics go on to study engineering or mathematics.