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Qualification name GCE A Level in Physics
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 4th September 2023
Cost £0.00
Cost description 16 to 19 bursary fund available depending on household income
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Physics A-level provides a seamless transition from previous studies and develops students’ interest and enthusiasm for physics. By studying physics you're opening the door to a wide variety of rewarding careers. As well as learning about how the universe works, you'll gain a broad training in skills that all employers value: an ability to grasp concepts quickly and a determination to find coherent answers; problem-solving, analytical, mathematical and IT skills. Even if you don't end up working in a physics-related industry, these skills are still highly regarded. Studying physics is a good way of keeping your options open and earning a good salary.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Minimum requirement: 6 GCSEs Grades 9-4 (or equivalent), including Grade 4 or above in English and maths. Strongly recommended: Grade 5 in maths. Recommended: Grade 5 in physics.

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Measurements and their errors; particles and radiation; waves; mechanics and materials; electricity; further mechanics and thermal physics; fields and their consequences; nuclear physics

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Most students will go on to study degrees in engineering, physics or other science-related areas. Studying physics will open up a multitude of career opportunities. Universities and employers take notice of a good grade in A-level physics, more so than certain other subjects. By studying physics you will advantage yourself in the highly competitive university selection process. To find out more about what careers physics can lead to visit

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Name Taverham High School
Address Beech Avenue
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Phone 01603 860505
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