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Level 3

Physics A-level


From the origins of the universe to the fundamental particles from which we are made, studying Physics develops our curiosity and challenges us to think critically about our natural world. Whether it is energy production, engineering, space science, nuclear physics or the development of therapeutic and diagnostic medical equipment, there is an area of physics to inspire you.
Through demonstrations, practical experiments and discussions you will cultivate skills in analysis, evaluation, problem solving, teamwork and IT. There is an emphasis on practical skills alongside theoretical work, and the Practical Endorsement provides evidence of your successful development of your experimental and data handling skills.

The AQA A level Physics specification is as follows:

Year 1
• Measurements and their errors
• Particles and radiation
• Waves
• Mechanics and materials
• Electricity
Year 2
• Further mechanics and thermal physics
• Fields and their consequences
• Nuclear physics
• Option module (usually Turning Points in Physics)

Studying with us provides enrichment opportunities which include participation in British Physics Olympiad competitions, CREST awards, peer mentoring, lectures from universities and the Institute of Physics, and in-depth topic reviews.

With the pace of scientific discovery and development ever increasing, the range of career opportunities for people with scientific skills are unimaginably diverse. Physics is considered to be one of the most highly regarded A level subjects by employers and university level course providers.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, grade 6 in Maths and double 6 in Science GCSE, or 6 in Physics plus a 6 in another Science.

A Level Physics builds on the work done in GCSE Science and Mathematics, so you’;ll need good GCSE results from both. Written communication is also important, so you’;ll need to be a strong writer.. Due to the very mathematical nature of the course, it is strongly recommended that you also study Maths A-level.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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