A-Level Physics

Why Physics? 

Physics is fundamental to our understanding of how the universe works and sits right at the heart of technology development. Studying physics helps you develop skills employers’ value – an ability to grasp concepts quickly, a determination to find coherent answers, not to mention problem-solving, analytical, and mathematical and IT skills. 

What can I expect? 

Module 1 – Measurements and their errors.

Module 2 – Particles and radiation.

Module 3 – Waves.

Module 4 – Mechanics and materials.

Module 5 – Electricity

Module 6 – Further mechanics

Module 7 – Fields

Module 8 – Nuclear and Astro-Physics 

What do I need?

Strong mathematical skills (minimum GCSE Grade 5), as 40% of the exam papers assess mathematical ability. GCSE Additional Science (Grade 5) or Physics (Grade 5).

What about the future?

The A Level Physics course will prepare you for progression to undergraduate study, enabling you to enter a range of academic and vocational careers in astronomy, armed forces and defence solutions, engineering , medicine, meteorology and climate change, nanotechnology, oil and gas, renewable energy, scientific research, space exploration industries, telecommunications and research and education.