AQA A-Level Physics

AQA A-Level Physics

This book is designed to help students who are studying the AQA Specification A syllabus to understand the topics covered, as well as explaining the way in which questions are asked in exams and how they differ from other examining bodies.

Unit 1 (PHYA1) Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity

Particles and Radiation

Electromagnetic Radiation and Quantum Phenomena

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Current Electricity

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Unit 2 (PHYA2) Mechanics, Materials and Waves


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  • Longitudinal and transverse waves00%.svg
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== Unit 3 and 6 Investigative and Practical Skills

Practical Skills

Experimental Analysis

Unit 4 (PHYA4) Fields and Further Mechanics

Further Mechanics


Electric Fields


Magnetic Fields

Unit 5 Nuclear Physics, Thermal Physics and an Optional Topic

Nuclear and Thermal Physics


Nuclear Energy

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  • Binding Energy

Thermal Physics

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Optional Topic

Astronomy and Cosmology

Medical Physics

Applied Physics

Turning Points in Physics

General Resources

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