Course Summary:

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Physics is the most fundamental of all the sciences. You will study the physical properties of objects ranging in size from massive galaxies down to tiny sub-atomic particles. Physics is challenging because it is an exact science, yet good fun because it is lively and practical. You will develop practical skills throughout the course, as you complete a wide variety of experiments illustrating and exploring the subjects studied. We recommend you study Maths to at least AS level to support development of the necessary skills and to allow progression beyond A Level.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Durham University – Physics
  • The University of Manchester – Physics with Astrophysics
  • The University of Manchester – Medicine
  • The University of Birmingham- Physics
  • The University of Chester – Chemical Engineering

Career destinations:

  • Astrophysics
  • Health Physics
  • Architecture
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Automotive, Aeronautical)

Entry Requirements:

B or above in Core Science and a B or above in Additional Science or at least two B Grades from within single science GCSEs, including a B or above in Physics. Also a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths. You are strongly advised to study A Level Maths unless you have an grade 7 at GCSE Maths and have a good reason for not doing so.

Assessment Method:

100% exam

What Students Say:


“Physics is a subject that I have been interested in since I was very young. It is the only subject which has the potential to explain how the universe works. To be good in Physics you need good problem solving skills in Maths as well, which fortunately I have also learnt at OSFC. When I leave I’m hoping to go to study Physics at Wadham College, Oxford and the support and motivation from my tutors helped me to obtain my offer.” –┬áMuhammad Abdul Ghani