A-level Physics is designed to broaden and deepen the student’s knowledge and skills developed to better prepare them for university. It may be studied alongside or after taking A‑level Mathematics and provides a stimulating experience for those who enjoy the subject.

The course is made up of six units, and each are compulsory for the successful completion of the course. The four central units build upon the techniques learned previously in school and are tested though end of unit exams. The final two units are used to apply this knowledge through practical skills.

The units are as follows:

  1. Physics on the Go
  2. Physics at work
  3. Exploring Physics
  4. Physics on the move
  5. Physics from creation to collapse
  6. Experimental Physics

We are using the Edexcel course throughout the site in order to standardise the content. We believe this is the most flexible, organise and well resourced International A-Level available and it is well recognised across the World.

Within the course we have a full range of materials including:

  • Videos
  • Textbooks
  • Quizes
  • Exam Papers
  • Chinese/English vocabulary list

To find out the full course outline click on the outline here

The Edexcel International Advanced Level in Mathematics comprises four units which can be completed at three times during the year: (October, January and May).

The International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) is the first half of the IAL course and comprises two units; Core Mathematics unit C12 plus one of the Applications units M1, S1 or D1

The full International Advanced Level award comprises four units; Core Mathematics units C12 and C34 plus two Applications units from the following five combinations: M1 and S1; M1 and D1; M1 and M2; S1 and D1; S1 and S2

Career Opportunities

People who have studied mathematics are in the fortunate position of having an excellent choice of career. Whilst the number of young people studying A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics is increasing there is still a huge demand from science, engineering and manufacturing employers.

Employability Skills

Through solving problems you develop resilience and are able to think creatively and strategically. The writing of structured solutions, proof and justification of results help you to formulate reasoned arguments. And importantly you will have excellent numeracy skills and the ability to process and interpret data.

Preparation for Higher Education

Anyone applying to study a degree in a STEM subject should consider taking Further Mathematics to at least AS level as the additional content helps ensure a successful progression to university.

Supporting Other Subjects

The mathematical skills you learn in A level Mathematics are of great benefit in other A level subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, computing, geography, psychology, economics and business studies.

An Interesting Course

A level Mathematics is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at GCSE and includes optional applications of mathematics, such as Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Mathematics.

Ideally students starting this course will have a good grasp of algebra and English language. As the course is assessed in English only all students should aim to have an IELTS score of around 5.5 when they start (rising to 6.5 when they complete the course).