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A Level: Physics at Loughborough College

Course description

The A-Level in Physics course builds on skills and knowledge gained at GCSE and covers a range of topics which give students a greater insight into principles and concepts underlying the physical world.

Specifically, we look inside the atom to the smallest constituents of matter; and in year 2 we look at the biggest ideas of all; the exploration of the universe. 

Along the way we cover mechanics, electricity, fields, gases and nuclear physics too.  If you are curious about the world around you, and enjoy maths, physics could be for you.

Course content

Year 1:

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity

Year 2:

  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics
  • Astrophysics

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths at grade 6 and GCSE Science (Double Science or two ‘traditional’ Sciences) at grade 6
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Future opportunities

For those with an enquring mind and some mathematical ability, physics is fascinating in its own right. It is a pathway to Higher Education in all the branches of phyics, many other sciences, and most engineering courses.  

Physics is highly regarded by universities and employers since it requires students to solve a wide range of problems.  Many employment routes are available including engineering, finance, banking, and teaching; indeed a physics qualifiation is valuable in any profession that requires problem solving skills.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, come and visit us at one of ourOpen Days at Loughborough College or contact us at

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2018
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