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Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form



 A Level

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Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English - Grade 4
  • GCSE Maths - Grade 6
  • GCSE Combined Science - Grade 66
  • Or 2 6s in the Single Science if you sat Triple Science
  • Recommended to sit A Level Maths in addition

Course Overview

Physics A Level is one of the most universally accepted qualifications for progression to university. The course content covers the basis of how things work, from the constituent parts of atoms out to the extent of the universe. You will integrate the concepts studied with a range of practical experiments throughout each topic giving the course both an academic and practical focus.

You will learn to apply your knowledge of the key concepts to solve problems in a range of different contexts and applications.

  • Module 1: Development of practical skills
  • Module 2: Foundations of Physics
  • Module 3: Forces and motion
  • Module 4: Electrons, waves, and photons
  • Module 5: Newtonian world and Astrophysics
  • Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics

Assessment Methods

There are four components that students must complete:

  • Modelling Physics (01) – 2 hour 15 minute paper
  • Exploring Physics (02) – 2 hour 15 minute paper
  • Unified Physics (03) – 1 hour 30 minute paper
  • Practical endorsement in physics (04) – a non-exam assessment

Exams taken at the end of the two years.

QE6 Extras / Co-Curriculum Opportunities

  • Essential for access to physics and engineering courses.
  • Highly regarded for other subjects such as medicine, law and economics because of the thinking skills and problem solving involved.
  • Subject crossover with Maths and Chemistry. Makes Maths, Physics and Chemistry a powerful combination to optimise your A Level grades.


  • Engineering
    • Civil
    • Aviation
    • Mechanical
    • Automotive
  • Medicines
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Radiology
    • Ultrasound
  • Academic Research
    • Quantum Physics
    • String Theory
    • Astronomy
    • Laser Technology
    • Cosmology
  • Banking & Finance
    • Investment Banking
    • Stock Trading
    • Share Dealing
    • Auditing
    • Accounting