Physics A Level
What is the subject and why should you study it?
Physicists explore the fundamental nature of almost everything we know of. They probe the furthest reaches of the earth to study the smallest pieces of matter. Join them to enter a world deep beneath the surface of normal human experience.
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Measurements and their errors||Further mechanics and thermal physics|
|Particles and radiation||Fields|
|Mechanics and energy||Plus one option from the following –|
Turning points in physics
How is the course assessed?
There are three exams at the end of the two years for A-level, all of which are two hours long. At least 15% of the marks for A-level Physics are based on what you learned in your practicals.
Any course requirements
At least Grade 6-6 for GCSE Science or Grade 6 in GCSE Physics
Link to specification on exam board website: AQA | AS and A-level | Physics | Specification at a glance