Course type:

A-level in Physics

Physicists explore the answers to complex questions such as: How did the Universe begin? How does the sun keep shining? What are the basic building blocks of matter? What is mass? What makes things move?

If you think these questions are fascinating, then you will enjoy studying physics. This A-level will provide a great stepping-stone to any science or engineering subject at university. A-level Physics has a high mathematical content, therefore it needs to be taken alongside A-level Mathematics.

If you want to investigate the limits of space, the beginning of time and everything in between, understand how the technology around you works or maybe save the planet and help people get better when they are ill then this course is for you. You will need to be a logical thinker and be confident using Mathematics.

At Hartpury, we follow the AQA Physics specification. For more information, click here

A-levels are currently selected from three option blocks that have been grouped to maximise choice, with one choice from each block, and dedicated study time is allocated for A-level students living on site. The A-level timetable is specifically designed to allow students to access compulsory enrichment.

Some of these enrichment programmes enable students to gain an additional qualification that can boost their UCAS tariff points, such as pre-medicine, while the pre-veterinary programme is popular with A-level students hoping to study veterinary medicine at university. Others enrichment activities include astronomy club, conversational Spanish and recreational sport. Please note that places are limited on some enrichment programmes.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

GCSE | You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4 numerical equivalent) or above as well as:

Minimum of grade B/6 in Maths and Physics Separate Science or AB in Core and Additional Science.

Why study A-levels at Hartpury College?

Hartpury College is not like a traditional sixth form college. Studying on our specialist College and University Centre campus offers unrivalled opportunities to expand your horizons and achieve your ambitions, from getting a place at the university you want to opening the door to your dream job.

We’ll give you all the care and support you need but we’ll also treat you as an adult and an individual.

Our A-level offer is unique – combining academic study with a world of enrichment opportunities – and we’re skilled at helping students to balance their elite sport or riding commitments and their studies. You’ll also have access to our exceptional sport, equine and animal and land facilities within a thriving international community. Plus there’s no school uniform of course!

Our students have achieved excellent results with us and many progress on to the UK’s top universities. We’ve even had an Oxbridge offer and other students have gone on to secure sports scholarships in the USA!

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