Do you know how mobile phones work? How do we walk without slipping? How do we hear things through earphones? Our A-level Physics online course is more than just black holes and the atmosphere; it examines all the invisible forces that govern our world, providing answers to puzzling questions.
In this engaging A-level Physics online course, you'll cover everything from Newton's law of gravity to the frequency of electromagnetic waves and the orbits of planets. You'll learn how physical science contributes to society and functions in the world around us. Physics as a subject is highly respected by employers and offers ample career opportunities.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Particles and radiation
In this section of the Physics A-level course, you’ll explore the fundamental properties of matter. You’ll learn the structure of an atom, including the proton, neutron and electron, the role of nuclear force and the interaction between particles and antiparticles.
Unit 2 - Waves
Wave phenomena are covered in this module, teaching you the characteristics, properties and applications of travelling waves and stationary waves. You’ll learn all about refraction and diffraction, as well as the nature of longitudinal and transverse waves.
Unit 3 - Force, energy and momentum
In unit three of A-level Physics, you’ll cover scalars and vectors, straight lines and motion, as well as displacement, velocity and acceleration. You’ll also study Newton’s laws, momentum, work, energy and power.
Unit 4 - Electricity
This section provides the chance to develop practical skills and lays the groundwork for later study of the many electrical applications that are important to society. You’ll learn about how to construct circuits and the relationships between currents, voltages and resistances in series and parallel circuits.
Unit 5 - Further mechanics and thermal physics
Your study of mechanics will be further advanced in this module through a consideration of circular motion and simple harmonic motion. You’ll study the thermal properties of materials, the nature of ideal gases and the molecular kinetic theory. It’s all about how the internal energy of a system is increased or decreased.
Unit 6 - Fields and their consequences
The concept of field is one of the great unifying ideas in physics. The ideas of gravitation, electrostatics and magnetic field theory are explored within this section. These topics have a considerable impact on modern society. By studying this module, you’ll also understand the application of Newton’s law of gravitational fields.
Unit 7 - Nuclear physics
In this section, you’ll learn all about nuclear power and the properties of unstable nuclei, as well as the link between energy and mass. You’ll develop an understanding of the physics that underpins nuclear energy production and the impact that it can have on society.
Unit 8 - Medical physics
In the final unit of Physics A-level, you’ll explore the balance between risk and benefits in the uses of radiation in medicine. You’ll also study the physics of the ear, develop your skills in calculating biological measurements and cover basic atomic structure and electrical circuits.
AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSE courses, IGCSE courses and A-level courses.
Upon successfully completing this distance learning course, you will receive the qualification: A-level Physics, issued by AQA. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college, or university.
Oxbridge has chosen this syllabus (7408) because it is the best suited to online learning and we believe it provides the best chance of success.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for A-level Physics examinations for Summer 2024.
You'll be required to complete three standard written exams:
- Paper 1: 2 hours, 34% of A-level, 85 marks.
- Paper 2: 2 hours, 34% of A-level, 85 marks.
- Paper 3: 2 hours, 32% of A-level, 80 marks.
These exams contain a mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions, data analysis and extended response questions.
It is strongly recommended that you have studied Physics GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course. This AQA A-level Physics syllabus is a difficulty level three: an A-level or BTEC equivalent difficulty, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.