Physics A (2450)

A-level Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works and to study optional topics that particularly interest them – including Astrophysics, Medical Physics and Applied Physics.

There are six units in the specification – three at AS and three at A2. Four of the units are assessed by exam. There are two units assessing investigative and practical skills. These can be completed via a teacher-assessed or examiner-assessed route.

A-level Physics builds on the concepts and skills developed in the Physics GCSE and is particularly suitable for students who have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent.

A-level consultations have been launched. Find out what this means for your subject on our Changes to A-levels page.


Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Specification

The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.