AQA A-level Physics

Specification | Paper Summary | Maths Student Specification | Old Spec Past paper zip | Mixed Multiple Choice

* indicates a 2nd year topic

Paper 1 | 2hrs | 34% | 60 Written + 25 multiple choice | Notes

  1. Matter and radiation
  2. Quarks and Leptons
  3. Quantum Phenomena
  4. Waves
  5. Optics
  6. Forces in Equilibrium
  7. On the Move
  8. Newton’s Laws of Motion
  9. Force and Momentum
  10. Work, Energy and Power
  11. Materials
  12. Electric Current
  13. Direct Current
  14. Circular Motion*
  15. Simple Harmonic Motion*

Paper 2 | 2hrs | 34% | 60 Written + 25 multiple choice

  1. Specific Heat Capacity*
  2. Gas Laws*
  3. Gravitational Fields*
  4. Electric Fields*
  5. Capacitors*
  6. Magnetic Fields*
  7. Electromagnetic Induction*
  8. Radioactivity*
  9. Nuclear Energy*

Paper 3 | 2hrs | 32% | 45 Written Synoptic + 35 Written Option Unit

A) Astrophysics

  1. Telescopes*
  2. Astronomical Measurement*

B) Medical Physics

C) Engineering Physics

D) Turing Points In Physics

E) Electronics