AQA A-Level Physics studies subjects like mechanics, particles, radiation and astrophysics. You will develop and hone your skills in the subject as well as gaining a real enthusiasm for the subject matter. Physics makes an ideal choice for those students with interests in medicine, science and engineering.

Studying A-Level Physics provides you with an understanding of the fundamental principles of the universe, giving you a great stepping stone to carry on your studies at university.

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Online AQA A-Level Physics Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK.
How long is the course? 1 or 2 years.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? AQA A-Level Physics
What can I do with the qualification? Study degree qualifications or higher level Diplomas.
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 3 Diplomas, USA Advanced Placement Program, Matriculation Certificate.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I enrol? At any time.

More Information

Your online AQA A-Level Physics course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.

Although designed as a course to cover 2 years of study, you do have the option as a distance learning student to complete the course and sit the examinations in a year or less should you prefer.

Examinations for AQA A-Level Physics are held every year in the June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.

AQA A-Level Physics Syllabus

This course will cover the following areas of study:

  • Develop mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Understand how Physics is used in a wider context
  • Preparation for further study and or careers related to the subject
  • Understand the impact sciences have on both the economy and society
  • Develop scientific explanations
  • Analyse and interpret data

This course includes a Practical Assessment element:

Your A-Level grade will be based on written examinations. However, to pass you must undergo an assessment of practical skills. These are:

  1. Investigation into the variation of the frequency of stationary waves on a string with length, tension and mass per unit length of the string.
  2. Investigation of interference effects to include the Young’s slit experiment and interference by a diffraction grating.
  3. Determination of by a free-fall method.
  4. Determination of the Young modulus by a simple method.
  5. Determination of resistivity of a wire using a micrometer, ammeter and voltmeter.
  6. Investigation of the emf and internal resistance of electric cells and batteries by measuring the variation of the terminal pd of the cell with current in it.
  7. Investigation into simple harmonic motion using a mass-spring system and a simple pendulum.
  8. Investigation of Boyle’s (constant temperature) law and Charles’s (constant pressure) law for a gas.
  9. Investigation of the charge and discharge of capacitors. Analysis techniques should include log-linear plotting leading to a determination of the time constant.
  10. Investigate how the force on a wire varies with flux density, current and length of wire using a top pan balance.
  11. Investigate, using a search coil and oscilloscope, the effect on magnetic flux linkage of varying the angle between a search coil and magnetic field direction.
  12. Investigation of the inverse-square law for gamma radiation.

Examination Information

  • AQA A-Level examinations can only be carried out in the UK.
  • Examination period is in the June examination period.
  • AQA A-Level Physics course code: 7408