A Level Physics is a key part of science and technology and it appeals to those people who want to understand the world around them.

The course delivers physics in a stimulating manner whilst ensuring that the basics necessary for further study are covered. Astrophysics, particle physics, quantum physics and technological applications such as medical physics are some of the areas that you will find particularly enjoyable.

A Level Physics Resources

2 fully equipped laboratories including:

  • Equipment for class practical work
  • Equipment for individual research investigations
  • Data logging equipment for real-time data capture
  • Lasers, microwave transmitters and receivers, spectrometers etc for wave/light experiments
  • Radioactive sources and detectors for radiation experiments
  • Oscilloscopes, electronics workstations, digital multimeters etc. for d.c. and a.c. circuits
  • Data projectors
  • Computer workstations, all students also have access to a computer suite

Where does this A Level Physics course lead?

This is a fascinating subject to study at a higher level. Physics graduates are in demand because of their analytical and problem-solving skills. Physics is an essential requirement for a number of careers. Therefore, in the past, our students have entered a broad range of areas including engineering, medicine, architecture, computer science as well as physics.

Entry Requirements

You will need grade 6 in GCSE Physics or 66 in Combined Science plus grade 6 in GCSE Maths and grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

Physics Course Leaflet

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A Level Physics Course Introduction video

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Exam board course specification


Ann Guo   – Loughborough University

Abbie Alumni Profile


SciSoc is a society for those students looking to study a Science related degree at Oxbridge or another prestigious university.
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Physics News

Fantastic success for our Lower Sixth Physicists

Carmel’s best ever results at the Physics Olympiad

Student wins BAE Systems Tempest Competition

Students inspired at Physics in Action event

A Level Physics students visit Daresbury Labs

Physics trip to Geneva

Students win 1st place at Physics Olympics

Our most talented Physicists top the chart


What Our Students Say

Physics at Carmel really challenges your ability and knowledge and strengthens your study skills and academic integrity. The course helps you to mature so you are ready for university or an apprenticeship.

There are also many amazing opportunities such as the trips to CERN and Jodrell Bank as well as many visits to universities and lectures. The department is very open and the tutors will always give up their time to help you.

Studying at Carmel is very different to going to a Sixth Form as you get to be yourself and it’s a great opportunity to meet different types of people and make new friends.

Katie Worrall