Physics tells us stories about how the world works and leads to exciting technologies that can improve our lives.

A-level Physics – Year 12
Your study will include imaging (digital cameras to brain scans), sensing, communication (email, fax and mobile phone), designer materials, waves and quantum behaviour, space and time.

A-level Physics – Year 13
You will study the universe, its origins and future, matter in extremes, very hot and very cold, fields (electric and magnetic), fundamental particles and ionising radiation.

Three examinations:

Paper 1 : 41%
Multiple choice and structured questions

Paper 2 : 37%
Structured questions, extended response and advanced notice material

Paper 3 : 22%
Structured questions, problem solving, calculations and practical skills

Entry Requirements
7 Higher Grades:

  • GCSE Maths Grade 6 and Combined Science Grade 6-6 or Physics Grade 6
  • Grade 4 (or above) for English
  • Grade 4 (or above) for other GCSE subjects
  • 1 BTEC (or equivalent) at Merit or above may be included within the 7 grades

Further Information

James Gould
Subject Lead for Physics
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