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Physics - A Level at Baxter College

Course description

A-Level Physics is a challenging subject but if you want to be different from the other thousands of students it will help you stand out in the crowd. 

People are always impressed by A-Level Physics. They know that you have studied everything from the atom to the universe and the bit in-between. Some students take it because they have a genuine interest in explaining how things work. Some students take it because they know that universities regard a person with Physics as being excellent at problem solving and logical thought. 

Whatever reason, you will find A-Level Physics exciting and stimulating.

Content Units of Study

In the first year, students cover familiar subjects in more depth: mechanics, materials and waves, and exciting new topics: particles, quantum phenomena and electricity. 

In the second year, students are introduced to topics including fields and further mechanics, and choose from options including astrophysics, medical physics, applied physics and turning points in physics. 

The practical skills are integrated throughout the course and then assessed in two assessed practicals.


Whilst many A-Level Physicists go on to study related degrees other apply to medical school and veterinary school where A-levels. Physics is looked on favourably. From accountancy to zoology A-Level Physics will help you get into University.

Entry requirements

Preferably a Grade B at GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Physics and 5 A*-B grades at GCSE. It is also preferable to have a B or above at GCSE Maths. 

It would also be desirable to be studying A-Level Maths as well. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Baxter College directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years