What A-levels do you need to study physics?
Are science and maths your strongest subjects? Physics could be your ideal degree. Find out what A-levels you’ll need to take you on the right route...
- Essential A-levels for physics
- Useful or handy A-levels for physics
- Other typical A-levels taken by physics students
- Examples of university entry requirements for physics
- Other degree subjects with similar A-level requirements
Not only is physics a must-have subject, but maths is essential too. A small number of courses will accept just one of these, but study both to keep all your options open.
A-level subjects for physics
What A-level subjects are needed or essential for physics?
Learn more about university entry requirements, including what they can be and more.
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What A-levels are useful for physics?
- further maths
Take a look at individual physics courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects students studied before attending, what universities asked for and more.
Examples of physics degree requirements
Aberystwyth University: ‘B,B,B. With B in Physics and B in Mathematics.’
Swansea University: ‘A,A,A-A,A,B. To include Maths and Physics.'
University of Hull: ‘C. Maths and Physics including a pass in the practical element.'
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Other similar degree subjects
Bear in mind that even similar subjects may have slightly different A-level requirements to physics, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses before you finalise your choices.
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