6-6 in GCSE Combined Science or grade 6 in GCSE Physics, plus grade 6 in GCSE Maths. You are also strongly recommended to take AS or A Level Maths alongside Physics.
Assessment at both levels is 100% by examination, including questions which will test application of practical skills. There will also be a separate endorsement of practical work for the full A level.
Physics is recommended for many Scientific, Engineering and Caring professions. Physics is essential for degree courses in Astronomy, Computer Technology, Engineering, Geophysics, Meteorology and Physics itself.
You are strongly recommended to combine the subject with Mathematics to at least AS level. For a Science career, research has shown that the combination Maths, Physics and Chemistry is the most versatile.
It is also possible to take Physics as a complementary course with other Arts and Humanities subjects, however you should ideally still take Maths to keep your career options open.