A Level Physics is a stimulating course that will see you exploring the universe, its secrets and phenomena. You will combine advanced theory with high-level practical work and, in turn, develop your understanding of the world around you.


You will build on the knowledge you gained at GCSE and develop your practical and problem solving skills within our well-equipped Physics laboratories.

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths or a grade 6 in GCSE Maths with a GCSE points score of 6.4 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. General entry criteria also applies.

NOTE: Students must also study A Level Mathematics.

This A Level course will see you exploring a vast range of concepts, topics and theories, including:


- Electricity, waves, classical and further mechanics
- Particle, nuclear and quantum Physics
- Gravitational and electric fields (and their consequences)
- Thermal Physics and gas laws
- Astrophysics


If you are interested in exploring the concept of space and time, and everything else in between, then this cutting-edge course is for you!

You’ll be taught by subject experts who will deliver high-quality engaging lessons. And your learning will be brought to life through an exciting range of practical experiments, university lectures and inspiring talks from visiting professionals.


You will have ample opportunity to develop your scientific knowledge inside and outside the classroom, from trips and visits to exploring potential career paths.

The course is100% examination. 

In A Level Physics, you will develop an impressive range of skills such as problem solving, data analysis and report writing, which are highly valued by universities and employers alike.
As such, A Level Physics is a well-respected qualification that will support your progression into a wide-range of careers, from Engineering and Architecture to Astrophysics. It will particularly benefit students wishing to study STEM related degree subjects.

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Physics involves a lot of Mathematics and problem solving skills, therefore you will need to study A Level Maths alongside this subject. Please note that this is not optional, and you will need to enrol on to both of these courses. Many universities that require A Level Physics also require A Level Maths

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