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 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 6 in Core Science and Grade 7 in Additional Science; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Grade 6 in Maths and grade 5 in English Language, Grade 7 in Core Science and Grade 6 in Additional Science; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 6 in Biology and Grade 6 in either Chemistry or Physics; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Please refer to subject combinations below:
Science and maths subjectcombinations:
• Requirement to do chemistry with either physics or biology
• Requirement to do physics with maths
• Preference to do biology with chemistry