At a glance

Course title                                Psychology

Entry requirement                     Level 5 in GCSE Maths

Exam board                               AQA (

Why study Physics?

Physics is about understanding how the world works. Physicists use imagination as much as mathematics to explain mysteries of the universe! Studying physics will help you to understand all manner of things, from atoms to aeroplanes, robots to radios and from greenhouses to galaxies.

Course content

Year 1:

•The nucleus including particles, antiparticles and photons; hadrons and leptons; the quark model
•Quantum phenomena including photoelectricity, wave particle duality, energy levels and photon emission
•Mechanics, including motion along a straight line, projectile motion, Newton’s laws of motion, energy and power
•Properties of materials, including density and the Young modules and waves

Year 2:

•Gravitation and electrostatics
•Circular motion
•Nuclear and thermal physics
•Medical physics

You should be aware that 10% of the marks are maths based questions.