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School and college students

If you're studying physics at school or college, we have some resources to help.


Levelling Up: Physics

Our support programme prepares sixth-form students from under-represented backgrounds for studying physics at university.

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Your future with physics: A guide for young people

Where could physics take you in your studies and future career? 

Read more for information, advice and real-world stories

Marvin and Milo

Our Marvin and Milo cartoons will take you through a simple and fun experiment, step by step. Explore physics the exciting way!

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Every atom in your body has a story

Explore physics

Physics uncovers the secrets of the world around us and addresses some of the biggest challenges facing society today. How can we design buildings that make our cities healthier and more sustainable? Digital technology is in our pockets and built into our homes but how does it actually work? How can we use physics to better understand the environment around us?

Uncover the answers to these questions and more.

Explore Physics

The Moon Adventure

What's it like to be an astronaut? Where did the Moon come from? What's the future of humans in space? Read on to find out more!

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Qubit: for school and college physics students

Qubit is our e-newsletter for school and college students studying physics packed with:

  • what's new in physics
  • exam and university guidance
  • information about physics careers
  • upcoming events and competitions
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Pocket Physics: A study guide for 16- to 18-year-olds

A quick reference guide suitable for those studying for A-level, International Baccalaureate, Higher or Advanced Higher physics. Written by the Institute of Physics and the National Physical Laboratory, it covers a variety of topics from electricity to nuclear physics.

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