A Level Physics

  • Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us.
  • Physics challenges our imaginations.
  • Physicists are problem solvers.
  • Physics leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, that lead to technologies which change our lives.
  • Is Physics for you?

A Level Physics

Physics captures our imaginations and provides us with an understanding of the seemingly fantastic.

It has led to great inventions such as satellites, MRI scanners and nuclear power stations. Physics has many applications in today’s society such as: medicine, financial markets, telecommunications, energy resources and mineral exploration.

Studying physics gives you great job prospects; it is a pathway to all sorts of interesting jobs because of your knowledge, understanding and skills. You can have a choice of careers such as: the space and aerospace industries, medicine, technology, engineering, research and development, the stock market, teaching and/or IT and software industries.

Studying physics is not only worthwhile but is also a lot of fun!


Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

AS Level

  • AS 1: Forces, Energy and Electricity

  • AS 2: Waves, Photons and Medical Physics

  • AS 3: Practical Techniques

A2 Level

  • A2 1: Momentum, Thermal Physics,Circular Motion, Oscillations, Atomic
    and Nuclear Physics

  • A2 2: Fields and their Applications

  • A2 3: Practical Techniques

A Level Physics Entry Requirements

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSEs A*-C. B grade or better in Physics is required as well as in Mathematics. A further grade in another science would be beneficial.

Studying Physics to A2 level was extremely rewarding. The knowledge and understanding I acquired have prepared me to rise to the challenges I have met in my Mechanical Engineering degree course
Conor O’Boyle - QUB

This course could lead to careers and higher education in:

  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Car design
  • Research
  • Architecture
  • Science
  • Banking

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