Hartlepool Sixth Form College


A Level Physics

Course Content

Physics is the most basic of all the sciences. It seeks to understand the laws and properties of matter as well as the forces acting upon it.

As learners progress through the course they will build on their knowledge of the laws of Physics, applying their understanding to solve problems on topics ranging from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe. For A level only, the Practical Endorsement will also support the development of practical skills.

A Level Physics Linear Course

Content is split into six teaching modules:



Nearly all students who complete the A level Physics course go on to enter higher education. Engineering is the largest destination followed by science degrees. Other students embark on a wide range of courses from accountancy to philosophy.

Due to the mathematical content in the Physics course, a GCSE Mathematics grade of at least 6 is expected. Aspire