A Level


  • Course type

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body

    AQA - 7408

  • Duration

    2 years

Introduction to Physics

Investigate the fundamental principles of how the universe works. Do you want to understand how the world around us works? Do you have an inquiring mind and enjoy solving problems? Are you interested in cutting-edge discoveries currently happening in the world?

Entry requirements

  • Subject grades: option a

    GCSE grade 7 in Physics and 7 in Mathematics

  • Subject grades: option b

    GCSE grade 7 in both combined sciences and 7 in Mathematics.

  • Required Admissions Score

    The indicative Higher Adjusted Admissions score for Physics is 71.

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About the Course

By performing experiments and collecting data, physicists deduce the fundamental laws that explain everything we see, from the expansion of the universe to the tiniest particles known in existence.

At A level, you gain an in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics, as well as develop your logical thinking, problem-solving, and investigative skills.

The skills developed open doors to a world of opportunities, including a wide range of degrees such as physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and maths, as well as subjects like design, computing, medicine, economics and law.

2023 Physics A level results


60% of our students achieved A* to A


78% of our students achieved A* to B 


99% of our students achieved A* to E

Course information

Physicists explore the fundamental nature of almost everything we know of. They probe the furthest reaches of the earth to study the smallest pieces of matter. Join them to enter a world deep beneath the surface of normal human experience.

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Hear from our students

Lessons are really engaging as the teachers are all complete Physics enthusiasts. They constantly find interesting ways to support and extend our learning such as lunchtime talks, workshops and practical experiments.

Claudia, Year 12 student

Doing Physics at Hills is the best decision I have ever made

Carolina, Year 12 Student

Quick facts


595 year 12 and 13 students take Physics

4 hrs 20 mins

4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time

5 hrs

Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.