Duration of Course
AS level: 1 year – Day. A2 level: 1 year - Day
Full course 2 years.
Full-time or part-time.
What does it include?
Edexcel AS (8PH01) Edexcel A2 (9PH01)
For AS: Physics on the Go, Physics at Work, Exploring Physics
For A2: Physics on the Move, Physics from Creation to Collapse, Experimental Physics
The assessment for both AS and A2 levels comprises two examination papers plus a practical physics investigation carried out under timed supervision.
What do I need to get on to it?
You need a minimum of 6 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English Language.
GCSE Mathematics, Core Science plus Additional Science or GCSE Physics must be achieved at grade B minimum. It is preferred that students study AS mathematics alongside AS Physics.
Where does it lead?
Physics is a required A level for degrees such as Engineering, Radiology or Ophthalmology. It is a respected science and is looked upon favourably for other degrees including Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.