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Level 3

AQA L3 A Level in Physics


Physicists explore the fundamental nature of the Universe; from the fundamental particles that build matter, to the stars and galaxies that make up the Universe itself.

Studying A level Physics gives you a superb grounding to take on the challenge of any Science degree or career. You will develop useful and transferable skills such as research, problem solving and analytical skills, alongside teamwork and communication. Universities and business, including those outside of Science, regard all of these very highly.

The A Level content is split into nine teaching modules which will include practical endorsement. A summary of the modules is shown below:

Year 1:

• Measurements and their errors

• Particles and radiation

• Waves

• Mechanics

• Electricity

Year 2:

• Further mechanics and thermal physics

• Fields

• Nuclear physics

• Turning Points in Physics

Much of the theoretical work in physics can be tested practically and lessons usually contain a mixture of theory and group practicals.

Most classes contain a tutorial element where the teacher will set examples and work individually with students to check on learning and progress.

1:1 support is available to all students.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, grade 6 in Maths and grade 6 in Physics plus 6 in another science.

A Level Physics builds on the work done in GCSE Science and Mathematics, so you’;ll need good GCSE results from both. Written communication is also important, so you’;ll need to be a strong writer.

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How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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