A-Level Physics


This A-Level Physics course in the broadest term, is the study of everything and how it works. The reading of physics will enable you to prove theories that have long been questioned, and develop your understanding of sciences contribution to the success of our 21st century society.

A Physics A-Level is a crucial stepping stone for those that want to begin a career in Engineering or Research Studies; whether the pathway to your career is through a university degree or through an apprenticeship, this A-Level course will enhance your prospects.

SKU: X906 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Qualification

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • Paper 1: 2 hours, 34% of A-Level, 85 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours, 34% of A-Level, 85 marks.
  • Paper 3: 2 hours, 32% of A-Level, 80 marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of assignments.

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Content

This module will focus on enhancing your awareness of measurement units. You’ll learn to recognise the nature of measurement errors and the limits of physical measurements. Furthermore, you’ll be able to give approximate estimations of physical quantities and perform a range of calculations using mass, length, time, temperature, electric currents, and other units.
In this section, you’ll explore the fundamental properties of matter. You’ll learn the structure of an atom, including the proton, neutron, and electron, the role of nuclear force, and the interaction between particles and antiparticles.
Wave phenomena are covered in this module, teaching you the characteristics, properties, and applications of travelling waves and stationary waves. You’ll learn all about refraction and diffraction, as well as the nature of longitudinal and transverse waves.
Learning about vectors, you’ll develop an understanding of forces, energy, and momentum. You’ll study materials considered in terms of their bulk properties and tensile strength. This section will give you knowledge of the meaning of equilibrium in the context of an object at rest or moving with constant velocity. 5:
This section provides the chance to develop practical skills and lays the groundwork for later study of the many electrical applications that are important to society. You’ll learn about how to construct circuits and the relationships between currents, voltages, and resistances in series and parallel circuits.
Your study of mechanics will be further advanced in this module, through a consideration of circular motion and simple harmonic motion. You’ll study the thermal properties of materials, the nature of ideal gases, and the molecular kinetic theory. It’s all about how the internal energy of a system is increased or decreased.
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X906
  • Qualification code: 7408

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you have studied Physics to GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course.

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes, there are set texts that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) Edexcel A Level Physics Student Book 1, M Benn and G George, Hodder Education 2015. (2) Edexcel A Level Physics Student Book 2, T Akrill and G George, Hodder Education 2015. Additional texts you need to read are: Maths Skills for A Level Physics, C Tear, Oxford University Press 2013.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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