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Physics forms the foundation of other branches of science. What are the distinctive features of Physics? Although the subject may be described as the study of matter and energy, understanding natural phenomena is a central aim of Physics. Originally called Natural Philosophy, through Physics we begin to understand why things behave as they do and attempt to solve stimulating and important practical and social problems.

A level

The A level course will provide continuity, developing topics from GCSE and exploring new ideas.


  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics
  • Thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics
  • Astrophysics