Accessibility links

Physics A Level at Driffield School

Course description

The  AS/A  Level  Course  in  Physics  is  an  enjoyable continuation  of  the  Physics  visited  at  GCSE  level, building  on  previous  knowledge  and  introducing new concepts also. Physics deals with how and why things behave in the way they do. It helps to explain everything in our everyday world and beyond. Physics lies at the heart of all science, engineering and features in  much  of  our  everyday  lives.  An  understanding  of Physics is essential in many different examples; such as communication, crime solving, vehicle design on land, air and sea, medical scanning, harnessing renewable energy, exploring space and much more.

Entry requirements

Students of this course will require 5 A* - C grades at GCSE. You will need to have at least a Grade B in GCSE Science A/Additional Science/Physics and a minimum of a Grade B in GCSE Mathematics.


Paper 1 – 2 hour Examination 34%
Paper 2 – 2 hour Examination 34%
Paper 3 – 2 hour examination 32%

Pupils are also assessed on their practical work throughout the year; successful candidates will be awarded a pass in practical skills at the end of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Driffield School directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017

Key information