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AQA A Level Physics

The AQA A Level Physics course is an electrifying journey through the fundamental principles that govern our universe. It’s an adventure into the mysteries of the cosmos, a quest to unlock the secrets of matter and energy, and an exhilarating exploration of the forces that shape our world. From the subatomic realm, where particles dance is a quantum ballet, to the grandeur of the cosmos, where galaxies collide and stars explode, this course takes you on a captivating odyssey through the wonders of the physical world

AS Level:

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity

A Level:

  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics

Optional A Level module:

  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Engineering physics
  • Turning points in physics
  • Electronics

Controlled Practical Assessment

During the two-year course you will perform 12 required practical experiments. These experiments will take the course content and allow you to apply the knowledge you have learnt to the real world. At the end of the course you will receive a practical endorsement alongside your final exam grade.

Entry Requirements

Students must also be studying A Level Mathematics. Please refer to the John of Gaunt Sixth Form entry requirements.


You need to complete one year for the AS Level and two years for the A Level.

Moving on

Moving on This course aims to develop an interest in further study and careers in Physics as well as the wider field where the ability to think logically, understand complex ideas and apply them to the real world is necessary. Whether you want to pursue a career in Science, Education or a host of other fields, Physics will enable you to show you have the skills, knowledge and understanding required.