Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject content of physics includes: measurements and their errors; particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and materials; electricity; further mechanics and thermal physics; fields and their consequences; nuclear physics.
Assessment is 100% examination-based, with twelve standard experiments being assessed and awarded independently.
A level Physics is a very good indicator of a student’s academic ability and is therefore highly regarded by most university, including law and accountancy. In particular, Physics is essential for those wishing to study a Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Architecture or Medicine at degree level.
It is strongly recommended that students take the Physics A level course as well as Mathematics and Mechanics A level as this is essential for most physical science or engineering based degree courses.
In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:
Grade B in Maths and English Language, Grade B in Core Science and Grade A in Additional Science; & GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted) OR
Grade B in Maths and English Language, Grade A in Core Science and Grade B in Additional Science; & GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted) OR
Grade B in Maths and English Language, Grade B in Physics and Grade B in either Biology or Chemistry; & GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)