Head of STEM
Miss S Davies


Physics is a key part of Science and Technology and deals with why things behave as they do. It is concerned with things that vary in size from atoms to galaxies and tries to answer the questions - 'How does it work?' and 'Why does it work?'. At its most fundamental, Physics concerns itself with the laws and phenomena that govern nature itself.

Studying A Level Physics improves your:

• Mathematical ability, as physicists have to describe events in mathematical terms.

• Practical ability, as you will have to design and use apparatus.

• Powers of observation, as you will be expected to look at events objectively and record your observations accurately.

• Analytical skills, as you will be constantly making inferences and conclusions from data.

• Abstract thinking, you will learn to think outside the box which is counter intuitive to many.


• Motion, Forces in Action, Work and Energy.

• Electric Current, Resistance, DC Circuits, Waves, Quantum Physics.

• Newton’s Laws and Momentum, Circular Motion and Oscillations, Thermal Physics.

• Electric and Magnetic Fields, Capacitors and Exponential Decay, Nuclear Physics, Medical Imaging, Modelling the Universe.


You may be interested in this subject if you are considering further study in Physics or Natural Science and also any related physics course such as Astrophysics, Medicine, different types of Engineering, Radiography and Dentistry. Physics is a demanding subject and is therefore highly regarded. It opens the door to a wide range of careers as Physics develops many transferable skills that are valued by employers beyond scientific vocations. The study of Physics combines well with Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at A Level, as well as Technology, ICT and Geography.


6 in Physics or 66 in Core and Additional Science and 6 in Mathematics.