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PhysicsA Level

Physics today uses up to date images and information to develop the ideas which are at the heart of any physics course. Physicists study a range of topics from the very small - inside the atom, to the very large - the formation and history of the universe, electricity, magnetism, Newton’s laws of motion, and many other new topics.

Physics is often described as the most fundamental science. You will look at the world around us and try to describe and explain what’s going on. You will study the physics of particles like quarks and at the opposite end of the scale, the universe and how it was formed. You will also look at the technology of materials and digital images and how they’re used. You will develop logical thinking and technical language explanations.

  • Physics is fascinating because it looks at how the world works, from the smallest sub-atomic particle to the biggest events in the universe
  • It's great when you watch the news and understand the new scientific ideas being discussed. From black holes to quarks and leptons. it's always interesting

Course Content

Core Content

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics
  • Options

  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Engineering physics
  • Turning points in physics
  • Electronics

  • Key Facts

    • Course Level A Level
    • Assessment Breakdown Examination 100%
    • Assessor AQA
    • Entry Requirements 5+ Levels 4-9. 6+ in at least 2 Science GCSEs (including the science they are taking)
    • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE and Kerboodle, matched to the AQA textbook, including forums and online assessment