A-Level Physics

Our course code: X906

Course fee: £695 or from £52 per month

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Have you ever looked at something and thought how does that work? A-level Physics generates many exciting questions and the opportunity to prove new theories as new discoveries are made. Physics studies range in scale from massive objects such as galaxies to the tiniest atom particles! This A-Level Physics course will cover everything from Newton’s law of gravity to the frequency of electromagnetic waves and the orbits of planets. You’ll qualify with a solid understanding of physics to prepare you for higher education.

On this A-level Physics course, you’ll discover how physical science contributes to society and functions in the world. You’ll also gain a range of skills in data interpretation, investigation, and evaluation, which are transferable to any career you progress to. A-level Physics builds on the concepts and skills developed in GCSE Physics and is also suitable for students who have a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent.

This home study course follows the new AQA A-Level Physics syllabus and has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time and space. You’ll have unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the exam. You’ll also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final A-Level examinations in the UK.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – we’ll help you write a study plan and support you throughout
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Physics has long been thought of as the most fundamental of all sciences, with studies ranging in scale from massive objects such as galaxies to studying the tiniest particles such as atoms.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X906
  • Qualification code: 7408
  • Official Qualification Title: A-Level Physics

The 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 GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time | plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Course Duration

Your course will run for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. You can enrol today, but this course begins on 29/09/20. At this point, you will receive your login details to our MyOxbridge portal, and your learning materials will be accessible when the course officially begins.


You can enrol now for examinations in Summer 2022, or if you wish to fast track your learning in time for examinations in 2021, please do contact us before enrolling. 

Official exams

You’ll be required to complete three standard A-Level 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.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.

We also offer an exam pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you for free, to your next exams.


During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades (CAGs) if needed.

Practical Endorsement (Optional)

For some university courses, like medicine, you will need to demonstrate practical skills as well as knowledge. In addition to the A-Level, you will can gain a practical endorsement to show this. This practical endorsement does not form part of the full A-Level, but is an additional grade that you can achieve. We are able to provide you with access to the practical endorsement aspect of this course. If you feel that this applies to you, please contact us for further information.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Physics, issued by AQA. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college, or university.

This syllabus (7408) has been chosen by Oxbridge because it is the best suited to online learning, and we believe it provides the best chance of success. It is also possible to transition to AS-Level Physics if you wish to, using the same course materials.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - A-Level Physics

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - It is strongly recommended that you have studied Physics to GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course.

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

1: Measurements and their errors

This module will focus on enhancing your awareness of measurement units. You’ll learn to recognise the nature of measurement errors and the limits of physical measurements. Furthermore, you’ll be able to give approximate estimations of physical quantities and perform a range of calculations using mass, length, time, temperature, electric currents, and other units.

2: Particles and radiation

In this section, 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.

3: 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.

4: Mechanics and materials 

Learning about vectors, you’ll develop an understanding of forces, energy, and momentum. You’ll study materials considered in terms of their bulk properties and tensile strength. This section will give you knowledge of the meaning of equilibrium in the context of an object at rest or moving with constant velocity.

5: 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.

6: 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.

7: 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. Studying this module, you’ll also understand the application of Newton’s law of gravitational fields.

8: 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. Finally, you’ll understand the balance between risk and benefits in the uses of radiation in medicine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details. Yes, you can find out more by clicking here.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.