Course Full Title: A Level Physics

Exam Board: AQA

Specification Code: 7408

Why study Physics?

A Level Physics opens the doors to many degrees and careers. All the technology that surrounds us is based on the principles of physics, so if you are considering working in any area related to technology from music to medicine, or lasers to law – studying physics is an excellent first step. Achieving an A Level in Physics demonstrates to universities and employers that you possess excellent problem solving skills, can think and communicate in a logical way and are confident in understanding and applying abstract ideas.

What will I study over the two years?

The course covers a range of key areas in understanding the rules and laws of the universe. From smallest components of the universe in Particles & Radiation to the largest structures in existence in Astrophysics. Core content also includes Waves, Matter, Electricity, Mechanics, Fields, and Nuclear Physics.

What makes a good Physics student?

You must be interested in the world around you and have a desire to understand why things happen. A confidence in maths is very important. Be prepared to work hard but you will be rewarded by understanding how the universe works!

Where could Physics take me?

The options are endless. A qualification in Physics is highly sort after as it demonstrates great mathematical ability as well as an aptitude for applying this to real life situations. This skill can take you directly into scientific or engineering careers but is also sort after in economics and politics. One of our former Physics students, Emily Rickman, now works in the USA searching for exoplanets!

What are the entrance requirements?

  • 2 x Grade 6 or above in Science
  • 5 or more grades 5-9; including equivalents across at least 5 subjects
  • Maths and English Language Grade 6 or above
  • Average GCSE GRADE of at least 4.75 (average of ALL GCSE full courses taken)

If you have any questions about our Science A level courses please chat with your Science teacher or email Miss Pooley We would be very happy to answer any questions.