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 is recommended 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

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

GCSE | You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics and English Language, as well as:

GCSE grade 6 or above in Mathematics and either a grade 6 or above in Physics or grades 76 or above in Combined 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!

How to apply

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Apply now

We’re currently working on online applications but, in the meantime, to apply to study for a Diploma course, A-levels or an apprenticeship at Hartpury College, you’ll need to download and complete this application form and send it back to us by either:

Scanning and emailing to

Faxing a copy to 01452 700629

Posting it to Admissions, Hartpury College, Hartpury, Glos, GL19 3BE

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus. If you are successful at interview, we will send you written confirmation of your offer on the course - subject to you achieving the required GCSE grades (there will be a form on the website for you to provide us with these on results day). Accommodation and transport details will be sent with this letter (confirmation offer) if you requested this. Please note you cannot apply for transport or accommodation unless you have been offered a place.

Get ready to start

During the summer before you start at Hartpury, we will send you details about your joining instructions, which includes information about induction and enrolment and the kit and books you may need before you start. There will be various forms you need to complete and send back to us before you start in September. You can find out more on our Coming to Hartpury page

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