Physics is a fundamental science subject and the key to understanding the world around us and the world beyond us. It’s the study of matter, energy, force and motion, which can challenge our imagination and lead to world-changing discoveries such as lasers and computers. 


Examinations are sat in Year 13 and consist of 3 components; 

  1. Modelling Physics 
  2. Exploring Physics 
  3. Unified Physics 

You are also assessed on your ability to plan, carry out and evaluate practicals. 

Course Requirements 

6-6 in GCSE Science or a 6 in Physics and a 6 in Mathematics 

Links to HE 

A-Level Physics students are equipped with skills and knowledge that can transfer to a range of varied careers. You could choose to seek employment in engineering, medicine, forensics, sports science, geophysics, aeronautics, nanotechnology, research or teaching. Former students have gone into a range of careers including architecture, radiography and accountancy. If you intend to continue studying at university level, the Physics A-Level can lead on to a whole range of degree courses such as photonics, engineering, information technology, and medicine.