Physics AQA A level

Physicists look for all the hidden laws that explain why all matter (that’s every physical thing) and energy in the known universe exists, where it comes from and how it behaves the way it does. Physics will help you to build up your problem solving, research, and analytical skills. With these skills you’ll be able to test out new ideas plus question and investigate other people’s theories, which is useful for any kind of job that involves research or debate. 


 

(refer to specification linked below for more details)

Paper 1

written exam: 2 hours • 85 marks • 34% of A-level

Sections 1–5 and 6.1 (Periodic motion)

Paper 2

written exam: 2 hours • 85 marks • 34% of A-level

Sections 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8 Assumed knowledge from sections 1 to 6.1

Paper 3

written exam: 2 hours • 80 marks • 32% of A-level

Section A: Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis Section B: Students enter for one of sections