A Level Physics involves you attempting to understand the world around you. You will find out how 3D glasses work, why fluorescent materials look brighter, how we have our own wavelength, what superconductors are used for and the amazing way that forces work to keep us alive! You will learn to apply Physics concepts to practical problem solving. Theory is developed through a large variety of practical experiences and demonstrations. 


Over two years you will be exposed to a variety of fascinating Physics topics. These include wave-particle duality, collisions, explosions, cloud chambers, superconductors, nuclear radiation, manipulating waves, harnessing the power of stars for unlimited energy. Studying Physics allows you to ask big questions, make accurate observations, evaluate evidence and solve problems. A Level Physics is a challenge but ultimately very rewarding. 

Minimum Entry Requirements

GCSE Physics Grade 6 or Combined Science (Trilogy) Grade 6-6. Plus GCSE Mathematics Grade 6. If you are planning on studying more than one Science at A Level, we recommend that you have Grade 7’s in these at GCSE.

Combines well with…

Mathematics, Chemistry.


An A Level qualification in Physics is the key that opens the door to a surprisingly large number of careers. These include aviation, engineering, computing, the medical profession, accounting and meteorology. 

A Level Physics is highly regarded academically and is a preferred entry requirement to many universities. A Level Physics shows that you have an analytical mind and can problem solve – which is key to many professions (not necessarily Physics related).