Physics A Level - 9702



This subject is equivalent to a subject on the ‘approved list’ for University Entrance.

Recommended Background:

Students must have completed Physics AS with Grade C or above. A student not meeting this standard will need the permission from the Faculty Head.

Course Description:

The syllabus offers a combination of theoretical and practical studies leading to an understanding of the more advanced principles of Physics. Students will develop scientific abilities and skills relevant to the study of Physics; these will be of use in everyday life and employment and if desired will form an excellent basis for pursuing further studies. The candidates will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical concepts, on their ability to handle information and solve problems, and on their experimental and investigative skills.


  • Motion in a Circle
  • Gravitation Field
  • Ideal Gases
  • Temperature
  • Thermal Properties of Materials
  • Oscillations
  • Capacitance
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Alternating Currents
  • Charged Particles
  • Quantum Physics
  • Nuclear Physics


Paper 43 Core External Compulsory Weighting: 38%
Paper 53 Practical External Compulsory Weighting: 12%
Papers 13, 23 & 35 c/f AS Mark External Compulsory Weighting: 50%