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Physics A Level is a recognised entry qualification for a wide range of higher education courses.  It provides sound preparation for employment in the science sector through engineering, chemical engineering, medicine and related areas such as radiography and biotechnology.

To study Physics at AS or A Level, students are expected to have achieved a grade A or A* in IGCSE Physics or IGCSE Double Award (requiring an A* or A in the Physics component of the Double Award papers).

Mathematical Requirement
  • to study Physics at AS or A Level you should have a minimum of grade B in Mathematics at GCSE
  • if you intend to take Physics to A Level, it is strongly recommended you take Mathematics at least to AS Level
  • if you think you may want to study Physics or Engineering beyond A Level it is essential that you take the full A Level in Mathematics
Aims of the Course
  • to build on concepts and skills that will have been developed in the IGCSE Science specifications, presenting Physics as exciting, relevant and challenging
  • to present essential principles in contexts that students find interesting and stimulating
  • to develop practical skills alongside understanding of concepts and principles
  • to foster the application of knowledge