A Level Physics (Block D)

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What will you be working towards?

Code PHYA01
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time


The A level Physics course is designed to build on your GCSE work and explore new areas. Physicists explore the fundamental nature of almost everything we 

know of. 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. 

Student Profile

You have a passion for physics and want to take your GCSE knowledge further. You want to know more about particles and explore how physics is used in the real world. 

How will it be delivered?

AS Physics 2 x 1 ½ hour papers, each 70 marks and worth 50% of AS. 

A level Physics 3 written exams:

Paper 1: 2 hours, 85 marks, 34% of A-level

Paper 2: 2 hours, 85 marks, 34% of A-level

Paper 3: 2 hours, 80 marks, 32% of A-level

Entry requirements

5 Grade 4-9 GCSEs

Grade 5-6 in GCSE Trilogy

Science or Grade 6 in GCSE


Grade 5-9 in English & Maths

Your next steps...

Degree courses: Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Economics, Business and many more 

Careers: Geophysicist/Field Seismologist, Healthcare Scientist, Medical Physics, Radiation Protection Practitioner, Research Scientist, Scientific Laboratory Technician, Secondary School Teacher, Meteorologist, Structural Engineer, Acoustic Engineer, Product/Process Development Scientist, Systems Developer, Technical Author.