Physics A Level AQA

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Phys3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Physicists explore the fundamental nature of almost everything we know. They probe the furthest reaches of the earth to study the smallest pieces of matter. Join them to enter a world deep beneath the surface of normal human experience.


In the first year of A Level, students cover the following topics: measurements and their errors; particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and energy; and electricity.


In the second year of A Level, students continue with: further mechanics and thermal physics; fields; nuclear physics; plus the optional unit medical physics.

How will it be delivered?

Students are assessed with exams at the end of year two; there is also a practical element that must be passed. 

Entry requirements

We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE in science or physics and a grade 6 in mathematics.

Your next steps...

Studying A Level physics offers an infinite number of amazing career opportunities including:


• Geophysicist/field seismologist

• Healthcare scientist, medical physics

• Higher education lecturer

• Radiation protection practitioner

• Research scientist (physical sciences)

• Scientific laboratory technician

• Secondary school teacher

• Meteorologist

• Structural engineer

• Acoustic engineer

• Product/process development scientist

• Systems developer

• Technical author


You can also move into engineering, astrophysics, chemical physics, nanotechnology, renewable energy and more: the opportunities are endless.