A Level Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code UP21Ph
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Physics is about understanding the world in which we live, from the incredibly large (cosmology) to the study of the incredibly small (quantum mechanics), and in so doing overlaps with the other sciences in many places.  In this course, students build on previous GCSE science work to look at such topics as electromagnetism, wave-particle duality, and nuclear physics through a mixture of theory and practical work.  

How will it be delivered?

Module 1 - practical skills; 

Module 2 - foundation physics;   

Module 3 - forces and motion;   

Module 4 - electrons, waves, and photons;   

Module 5 - Newtonian world and astrophysics;   

Module 6 - particles and medical physics.   


These modules are assessed through three written examinations, six hours in total, at the end of the two-year course.  

Students also receive a practical endorsement statement of Pass or Fail based on twelve practical activities, which are completed during the course.    

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at grade 5 or above including Grade 6 Physics and one other science plus grade 6 mathematics and English

Your next steps...

Physics goes well with any science subjects, but A Level mathematics would be particularly beneficial, as how the world works can often be best described mathematically.