A-Level Physics

OCR Advancing Physics A Level

The course leads to an Advanced GCE qualification which enables candidates to go on to degree level studies at university, particularly physics or engineering; at the same time it provides an interesting and stimulating experience for the candidate who does not pursue the subject further.

Assessment for A level Physics

Paper 1 – Modelling physics37%
Paper 2 – Exploring physics37%
Paper 3 – Unified physics26%
Non-examined content
Practical endorsement for physics Awarded separately

Assessment for AS Level Physics

Breadth in physics50%
Depth in physics50%

Topics Covered in OCR Physics A

Modules for AS and A Level
1Development of practical skills in physics
2Foundations of physics
3Forces and motion
4Electrons, waves and photons
Modules for A Level only
5Newtonian world and astrophysics
6Particles and medical physics

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 and above in Triple or Double Science
Grade 5 and above in Mathematics GCSE