A Level Physics AQA Past Papers

AQA A level Physics past papers and mark schemes can be accessed via our dedicated page. If you are looking for AQA Physics past papers and exam solutions then you are in the right place. It is is important when revising for the A Level physics exams that you enhance your exam technique and the best way of doing that is by practising exam style questions.

AS and A-level Physics

June 2018

AS Level June 2018 Paper 1
AS Level June 2018 Paper 2
A Level June 2018 Paper 1
A Level June 2018 Paper 2
A Level June 2018 Paper 3
A Level June 2018 3B (A - Astrophysics)
A Level June 2018 3B (B - Medical)
A Level June 2018 3B (C - Engineering)
A Level June 2018 3B (D - Turning points)
A Level June 2018 3B (E - Electronics)

June 2017

AS Level June 2017 Paper 1
AS Level June 2017 Paper 2
A Level June 2017 Paper 1
A Level June 2017 Paper 2
A Level June 2017 Paper 3
A Level June 2017 3B (A - Astrophysics)
A Level June 2017 3B (B - Medical)
A Level June 2017 3B (C - Engineering)
A Level June 2017 3B (D - Turning points)
A Level June 2017 3B (E - Electronics)

June 2016

AS Level June 2016 Paper 1
AS Level June 2016 Paper 2

Specimen Papers

AS Level Specimen Paper 1
AS Level Specimen Paper 2
A Level Specimen Paper 1
A Level Specimen Paper 2
A Level Specimen Paper 3
A Level Specimen Paper 3B (A - Astrophysics)
A Level Specimen Paper 3B (B - Medical)
A Level Specimen Paper 3B (C - Engineering)
A Level Specimen Paper 3B (D - Turning points)
A Level Specimen Paper 3B (E - Electronics)

Jun-16

June 2016 Unit 01
June 2016 Unit 02
June 2016 Unit 04 A
June 2016 Unit 04 B
June 2016 Unit 05
June 2016 Astrophysics 5A
June 2016 Medical 5B
June 2016 Applied 5C
June 2016 Turning Points 5D

Jun-15

June 2015Unit 01
June 2015 Unit 02
June 2015 Unit 04 A
June 2015 Unit 04 B
June 2015 Unit 05
June 2015 Astrophysics
June 2015 Medical
June 2015 Applied
June 2015 Turning Points

Jun-14

June 2014 Unit 01
June 2014 Unit 02
June 2014 Unit 04 A
June 2014 Unit 04 B
June 2014 Unit 05
June 2014 Astrophysics
June 2014 Medical
June 2014 Applied
June 2014 Turning Points

Jun-13

June 2013 Unit 01
June 2013 Unit 02
June 2013 Unit 04 A
June 2013 Unit 04 B
June 2013 Unit 05
June 2013 Astrophysics
June 2013 Medical
June 2013 Applied
June 2013 Turning Points

Jan-13

January 2013 Unit 01
January 2013 Unit 02
January 2013 Unit 02 Insert
January 2013 Unit 04 A
January 2013 Unit 04 B

Jun-12

June 2012 Unit 01
June 2012 Unit 02
June 2012 Unit 04 A
June 2012 Unit 04 B
June 2012 Unit 05
June 2012 Astrophysics
June 2012 Medical
June 2012 Applied
June 2012 Turning Points

Jan-12

January 2012 Unit 01
January 2012 Unit 02
January 2012 Unit 04 A
January 2012 Unit 04 B

Jun-11

June 2011 Unit 01
June 2011 Unit 01 Insert
June 2011 Unit 02
June 2011 Unit 04 A
June 2011 Unit 04 B
June 2011 Unit 05
June 2011 Astrophysics
June 2011 Medical
June 2011 Applied
June 2011 Turning Points

Jan-11

January 2011 Unit 01
January 2011 Unit 02
January 2011 Unit 04 A
January 2011 Unit 04 B

Jun-10

June 2010 Unit 01
June 2010 Unit 02
June 2010 Unit 04 A
June 2010 Unit 04 B
June 2010 Unit 05
June 2010 Astrophysics
June 2010 Medical
June 2010 Applied
June 2010 Turning Points

Jan-10

January 2010 Unit 01
January 2010 Unit 02
January 2010 Unit 04 A
January 2010 Unit 04 B

AQA A level physics spec at a glance

The AQA A Level Physics course is a challenging qualification made up of three exam papers, 8 core modules and 5 optional modules. The following outlines the course content and exam structure.

Mandatory Modules

1 Measurements and their errors

2 Particles and radiation

3 Waves

4 Mechanics and materials

5 Electricity

6 Further mechanics and thermal physics

7 Fields and their consequences

8 Nuclear physics

Optional Modules

9 Astrophysics

10 Medical physics

11 Engineering physics

12 Turning points in physics

13 Electronics

AS Level Physics Exam Structure:

Paper 1

·Sections 1 – 5

·1 hour 30 minutes

·70 marks

·50% of AS qualification

·The 70 marks are a mixture of short and long answer questions split by topic.

Paper 2

·Sections 1 – 5

·1 hour 30 minutes

·70 marks

·50% of AS qualification

·Questions: Section A is out of 20 marks of short and long answer questions on practical skills and data analysis. Section B is out of 20 marks of short and long answer questions from across all areas of AS content. Section C has 30 multiple choice questions to finish the paper.

A-Level Physics Exam Structure:

Paper 1

·Sections 1 to 5 and 6.1 (Periodic motion)

·2 hours

·85 marks

·34% of the A-level qualification

·The paper is made up of 60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

Paper 2

·Sections 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8

·Assumed knowledge from sections 1 to 6.1

·written exam: 2 hours

·85 marks

·34% of A-level qualification

·Questions

·60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

Paper 3

·Section A Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis

·Section B: Students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13

·2 hours

·80 marks

·32% of the A-level qualification

·The exam is 45 marks of short and long answer questions on practical experiments and data analysis.

·The exam is composed of 35 marks of short and long answer questions on optional topic.