Physics A Level

All students will study EDEXCEL A level Physics.

Students will also be assessed for the practical skills endorsement throughout their two year course.

All students will have end of unit tests and progress assessments. The end of unit tests assess the knowledge and understanding of the unit they have just completed. Students will have one every 2-3 weeks on average through the year.

The progress assessments are cumulative so will examine everything that they have been taught so far in the course. All students are expected to revise for these assessments and details will be placed on the Google Classroom for the students. Students will also have mock examinations

Students must be doing independent study and revision throughout the year in order to be successful. This will involve completing tasks set by their teacher during their own study time and returned for feedback.


Term 1



Electrical quantities


Term 2



Behaviour of waves

Electric circuits


Solid material properties


Term 3


Quantum physics

Further Mechanics

Electric fields

Term 4

Probing matter


Heat and temperature

Nuclear radiation


Term 5

Particle accelerators and detectors

Gravitational fields

Particle zoo


Electromagnetic effects

Simple Harmonic motion


Term 6