This course will appeal to students who want to develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for physics, including developing an interest in further study and careers in physics. A level physics students develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of ‘How Science Works’. They also develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of physics and how they relate to each other. Students must enjoy mathematics and problem solving.


Year 12

• 1. Measurements and errors

• 2. Particles and motion

• 3. Waves

• 4. Mechanics and materials

• 5. Electricity Year 13 Sections 1 to 5 (as above) plus:

• 6. Further mechanics and thermal physics

• 7. Fields and their consequences

• 8. Nuclear physics


A Level physics leads to a variety of careers, not just in physics and engineering. Possible careers that lead on from this are: Climatologist, Medical Physicist, Naval Architect, Oceanographer, Ergonomics Expert, Radiographer, Geophysicist and Audio Technician … the possibilities are endless.

“There is no science in this world like physics. Nothing comes close to the precision with which physics enables you to understand the world around you”

Neil de Grasse Tyson