Physics KS5

The Physics A Level at UTC Leeds will give you a solid platform for any scientific or engineering degree course at university. There is a good coverage of a range of physics topics such as quantum phenomena, waves, mechanics, electricity, fields, radioactivity and thermal physics.

What qualification will you gain?

AQA AS and A Level Physics

What does the course cover?

You will cover the following core curriculum:

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

You will also have one of five option choices:

  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Engineering physics
  • Turning points in physics 
  • Electronics

How will you be assessed?

You will sit three 2-hour written exam papers at the end of your course.. Each paper is worth approximately one third of the A Level grade.

What can you go on to do?

Physics is ideal for students who want to study a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science. There are many careers which utilise the knowledge and skills in physics; these include medicine, engineering, technology, medical physics, computer science, nuclear technology, space science, geological surveys, weather forecasting, accounting and finance, patent attorney, product development scientist and systems developer.

For further information about joining UTC Leeds in Year 12 and what combination of A Level and Technical qualifications would best suit your interests, please contact us