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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

A-Level Physics

Subject Physics
Exam Board Edexcel
Qualifications GCE A-Level Physics
Specification Issue 3: Click Here
Order of Units

Year One 

Topic 2: Mechanics                 Topic 4: Materials 

Topic 3: Electric Circuits         Topic 5: Waves and the particle nature of light   

Topic 1 Working as a Physicist (woven into all units across the entire course).     

Suggested Resources


Students are encouraged to purchase the:

Edexcel AS/A level Physics Student Book 1 + ActiveBookEdexcel AS/A level Physics Student Book 1 + ActiveBook 

ISBN: 9781447991182. Available from all good bookstores and online. 


A level Physics: Edexcel Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision and Practice with Online Edition 

ISBN: 9781782943051. This can be purchased from the school via ParentPay at a discounted price. 

Expected Homework Hours Per Week

Students are expected to match each hour of face-to-face learning with independent work (a minimum of 5 hours each week).  

For example; spending time undertaking homework assignments, preparatory work (reading and planning ahead of the lesson), reading around the subject. 

Students should spend time each week, reflecting and reviewing their work and identifying (and working on) areas of weakness. 

Learning Platforms Used

A level Physics Online  (for details view introductory video).  

Satchel One – This platform is used to set all homework tasks and assignments. 

Submission of Bridging Work Please send your completed bridging packs to: