A-Level Physics

A-Level Physics is one of those A-Levels that has a reputation for being very demanding and hard to complete. Being a science based course, A-Level Physics requires a lot of Mathematics to carry out the various formulas and equations within the syllabus and so is often studied alongside A-Level Mathematics. Physics itself is a natural science and involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, including related concepts such as energy and force.

Unlike humanities A-levels (such as History or Geography), A-Level Physics doesn’t require a lot of long assessments or coursework pieces, the work instead is more based on using experiments and formulas to enable students to study nature in an attempt to understand how the universe behaves and why.

When it comes to the examinations for A-Level Physics, along with the three written papers you are examined for, there are practical elements which you will be required to demonstrate and be assessed on as part of your final grade for the subject. These practicals tend to be based on a wide range of physical concepts and processes that include diagrams and circuit building. These practicals will be touched upon and carried out throughout the study of your course, before you are finally assessed on them all in preparation for sitting the written exams.

What Degrees can you study with A-Level Physics?

Due to the nature of A-Level Physics and the problem solving skills that it equips students with, the course can lead to entry onto many Degree courses at many universities. Interestingly enough, these Degree courses are not just limited to the sciences either. Here are some examples of Degree you can study with the qualification:

  • Electronics
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Statistics
  • Law

Ready to Enrol and Start Studying Physics?


14 day money back guaranteeAQA 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.

When can I start the courses? Right away.

How do I study the courses? Online.

Is there a tutor? Yes.

How long are the courses? 1 or 2 years (you decide).

Where can I read full course info? Full course information.

Can I spread the cost of my fees? Yes, we offer simple payment options with no interest.


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