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A Level Physics

  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

Physics presents a content-led, flexible approach where the specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts. As you progress through the course you will build on your knowledge of the laws of physics and topics ranging from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe.

Making observations enables you to understand the interactions between quantities in physics, and so practical work is an important part of the course.

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End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

Requires GCSEs in maths at grade 6 and combined science or physics at double grade 6, plus the standard entry requirements of an A Level or mixed progra...

Course information

You will learn about the importance of the estimation of physical quantities and appreciate the limitations of measurements. The A Level specification covers the development of practical skills in physics, foundations of physics, forces and motion, electrons – waves and photons. The practical endorsement will also support the development of practical skills throughout the course.

2 Years

There are three externally assessed examinations at the end of the two year course. There is no coursework. The practical endorsement component will be reported separately from the performance in the A Level exams.

Level 3 OCR GCE A Level in Physics A

During your two years of study you will undertake a work placement. You will also hear from a variety of industry speakers, visit careers’ fairs and attend workshops, trips and visits.

University, career or an apprenticeship

Level 3

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