A Level in Physics – September 2024

Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19+ year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 1 year for AS, 1 year for A2
Attendance: Full-time subject

Course Overview

Studying Physics will give you the chance to investigate and understand some of the fundamental laws of the universe, from the tiniest particles of matter to vast star systems. We embrace both the practical and theoretical sides of physics so you'll also get involved in lots of practical experiments to put your new skills and knowledge to the test.

Course Content

Example topics include:

  • Waves and how they affect our day to day lives and the part they play with our own sun and even whole galaxies
  • Electricity, how it works and the uses it has and the world of sub-atomic particles – which we’re still finding out new things about!

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English and a 6 in Physics and Maths. Sciences should be core and not combined. A-level maths must be studied alongside a-level physics.

Assessment Methods

  • written exam