The A Level OCR physics `A` specification courses offered provide a very good basis for students to progress into further education to study physics or engineering, or to enter employment where a knowledge of physics would be useful. The course includes the study of electricity, magnetism, forces, fields, motion and the frontiers of physics and other topics. Students are given the opportunity to develop their interest and enthusiasm as they progress through the course, where the emphasis is on understanding the concepts taught. Lesson time is divided between practical and theory work. To reinforce what is learnt in class it is expected that students will spend a considerable amount of time in independent study and regular assignments will be set.
GCSE grade 6/6 in core and additional science or grade 6/6/5 (6 in physics) if the triple science route was followed at GCSE. Students applying for this course must also have a grade 6 in mathematics and should be prepared to complete high levels of independent study and must therefore show interest and motivation for the subject. Students studying A Level physics are strongly recommended to also study A Level mathematics.