Course Location


Cheadle College



Course Overview

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. It’s an exciting and fast-moving science with new discoveries being made every week, particularly in astronomy and particle physics.

When you study A Level Physics, you’ll delve into the fundamental theories in physics such as particle interactions, progressive waves, Newton’s law of motion, and the doppler effect to name a few.

Depending on the degree you wish to study or the career you aspire to, the A Levels we recommend that you study alongside this course are A Level Maths, A Level Chemistry, or A Level Biology.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

General entry requirements for our A Levels include 5 GCSEs grade 5 or above. For Physics we are looking for applicants with a 6 in Maths.

Your experimental skills will develop through a range of core practical’s that will allow you to gain the ‘practical skills endorsement’ at the end of the second year. We offer extra support sessions in addition to lessons, booklets and other resources to enable you to make progress.

Work experience in a field of your choosing is also offered. Examples include engineering, schools and hospitals.

Students have progressed from The Cheadle College to study Physics and variety of Engineering degrees at many top universities including Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge.

As well as studying key concepts such as radiation and particle physics, the nature of waves, electricity and the nature of forces, energy and mechanics, you will also be introduced to the concepts of circular and simple harmonic motion, the thermal properties of materials and the nature of ideal gases and molecular kinetic theory.

In addition, you will study the concepts of fields, from gravitational, electrical through to magnetic as well as an in-depth knowledge and understanding of nuclear physics with an option module that includes medical physics, engineering physics and astrophysics.

The skills and knowledge gained during your A Level Physics studies are ideal for students looking to pursue a degree in engineering, science, computing, geography, and maths.

Beyond university, you could consider careers mechanical, aerodynamic, or civil engineering, energy, and information technology.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

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