A Level Physics

Course codes: OSC1291 / OSC1311 / OSC1312
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels. Take A Level Physics and earn up to 56 UCAS points...

  • Official AQA Physics A Level
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at University
  • Same course as sixth form or college
  • Develop both the theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject
  • Enrol today and start your studies straight away
  • Learn the necessary practical skills to apply Physics in further education
  • Carry out experimental and investigative activities in a range of contexts
  • Study at your own time and pace with no strict deadlines to contend with
  • Choose to include exams and fieldwork and save up to £770*

Study A Level Physics from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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Course overview

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course can include the examination fees and practical assessment needed to successfully gain your A Level Physics qualification and those all-important UCAS points. 

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level. If you add on your exams, when you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies. 

This course can be completed without taking the A Level exam and practical assessment.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years

Course Outcome

A Level in Physics (you must take the A Level exams to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams.

Course content

AQA Specification Code 7408

Extra info

Assessment

To achieve the full Physics A Level you will be assessed across the nine topics and 12 practical assessments. All units will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Practical Assessment

4 x practical sessions – these run at certain times of the year and must be attended prior to sitting your examinations and must be attended in the same year as your examination.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines. Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations, which take place at certain times during the year.

If you add on the exams, the examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in Birmingham; we will book these for you when you feel you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Physics by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent via email. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive the AQA accredited A Level in Physics. These subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work.

Thinking of Going to University?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

Exam details

Paper 1

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 34% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 85
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions and multiple-choice questions

Paper 2

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 34% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 85
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions and multiple-choice questions

Paper 3

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 32% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions
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