Physics explores how matter, energy and information interact. The logic (and formulae) of Physics appear to be fundamental to the behaviour of the Universe. In understanding them we can shape our understanding of everything from the workings of an aeroplane to the reasons stars shine.


Topics you will study may include:

- Electricity, waves, classical and further mechanics

- Particle, nuclear and quantum physics

- Gravitational and electric fields (and their consequences)

- Turning points in the development of Physics

- Astrophysics



Grade 7 in GCSE Maths or a grade 6 in GCSE Maths with a GCSE points score of 6.5 or above. 

Grades 6/5 in GCSE Combined Sciences.  If studying GCSE single Sciences, then a grade 6 in GCSE Physics plus at least a grade 5 in another GCSE single Science subject.

Students must also study A Level Mathematics.

Our outstanding teaching staff are highly experienced, and will guide and support you to discover the many and amazing facets of the world of Physics, including through your practical activities. We have two fully-equipped Physics laboratories, many fascinating demonstrations, and a dedicated Physics Technician.

Physics is a well-respected A Level and students’ typical choices include Medicine, Sciences and Architecture. As it shows a high level of logic and reasoning, it is desirable for many university courses.

Good to Know

Physics uses a mathematical, problem solving approach and therefore you will need to study A Level Maths alongside this subject. Universities that require Physics A Level also require A Level Maths.