A Level Physics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title GCE A Level in Physics A
Code PHYS1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Physics is the study of the properties and interactions of matter and energy. Our understanding of many features of the everyday world relies on knowledge drawn from the ideas and methods of Physics.

On this course you will study how things work, from subatomic particles to galaxies.

You will study these phenomena in class through theory, experiments and computer simulations.

There is a large mathematical component to the course, so confidence using Maths is a must. If you like to know how things work and why things happen, this course is ideal for you.


You will study a range of topics including:

 • Forces, Motion and Energy

 • Electric and Magnetic interactions and applications

 • Wave Behaviour and Quantum Physics

 • Circular Motion and Orbits

 • Thermodynamics

 • Nuclear and Particle Physics

How will it be delivered?

100% Exam.

Entry requirements

In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4 - you will need a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a Grade 6 or above in Physics or Combined Science. You are required to take A Level Maths alongside Physics. This is because of the mathematical nature of the subject, and also because most Universities require A Level Maths to study a Physics-related degree.

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