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IGCSE Physics Course

This IGCSE Physics Distance Learning Course will help students develop an understanding of the use and transfer of energy, waves, radiation, space and the application of physics.

Learners will gain new skills required for their use in different situations. You will find this course extremely valuable if you are looking to progress onto A Level Physics, seeking a progression route for further training whilst employed or would just like to study this subject as a hobby.

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Enrolment Fee:

£295.00

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Description

This IGCSE Physics Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

This course will help students develop an understanding of Physics improving experimental and investigative skills based on safe laboratory techniques. Students will also gain an appreciation of scientific methods and learn to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Differences between Cambridge and Edexcel Exam boards.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutor via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources, student materials, assessments, assignments, eBooks etc
  • Practice exam papers to prepare you for the real thing.
  • Tutor references and predicted grades once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Help finding an exam centre for you to sit your exam

Cambridge (2022)

Cambridge Course Code(s):

IGCSE Physics (9-1): 0972

IGCSE Physics: 0625

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0972 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0625 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130 Hours


This IGCSE Physics CAIE Course will help you understand the technological world in which we live, and allow you to take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. You will learn about the basic principles of Physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. You will also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life.

As you progress, you will gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

Specification for 2022 – Modules

General Physics

  • Length and time
  • Motion
  • Mass and weight
  • Density
  • Forces
  • Momentum
  • Energy, work and power
  • Pressure

Thermal Physics

  • Simple kinetic molecular model of matter
  • Thermal properties and temperature
  • Thermal processes

Properties of waves, including light and sound

  • General wave properties
  • Light
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Sound

Electricity and magnetism

  • Simple phenomena of magnetism
  • Electrical quantities
  • Electric circuits
  • Digital electronics
  • Dangers of electricity
  • Electromagnetic effects

Atomic physics

  • The nuclear atom
  • Radioactivity

Exam Papers:

All students will take three papers. Learners who have studied the Core subject content, should be entered for Paper 1, Paper 3 and Paper 6. These learners will be eligible for grades 1 to 5.

Paper 1: Multiple Choice (Core)

Written examination: 45 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Multiple- choice questions based on the Core subject content.

40 marks

30% of grade

Paper 3:  Theory (Core)

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview:  short- answer and structured questions based on the Core subject content.

80 marks

50% of grade

Paper 6: Alternative to practical

Written examination: 1 hour

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Questions will be based on Experimental Skills

40 marks

20% of grade

Learners who have studied the Extended subject content (Core and Supplement), and who are expected to achieve a grade 4 or above, should be entered for Paper 2, Paper 4 and Paper 6. These learners will be eligible for grades 1 to 9.

Paper 2: Multiple Choice (Extended)

Written examination: 45 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Multiple- choice questions based on the extended subject content (Core and Supplement)

40 marks

30% of grade

Paper 4:  Theory (Extended)

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview:  short- answer and structured questions based on the extended subject content (Core and Supplement)

80 marks

50% of grade

Paper 6: Alternative to practical

Written examination: 1 hour

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Questions will be based on Experimental Skills

40 marks

20% of grade

Cambridge (from 2023)

Cambridge Course Code(s):

IGCSE Physics (9-1): 0972

IGCSE Physics: 0625

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0972 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0625 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130 Hours


This IGCSE Physics CAIE Course will help you understand the technological world in which we live, and allow you to take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. You will learn about the basic principles of Physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. You will also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life.

As you progress, you will gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

2023 Onwards Modules 

1.Motion, forces and energy

  • Physics quantities and measurement techniques
  • Motion
  • Mass and weight
  • Density
  • Forces
  • Momentum
  • Energy, work and power
  • Pressure

2.Thermal physics

  • Kinetic particle model of matter
  • Thermal properties and temperature
  • Transfer of thermal energy

3.Waves

  • General properties of waves
  • Light
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Sound

4.Electricity and magnetism

  • Simple phenomena of magnetism
  • Electrical quantities
  • Electric circuits
  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic effects

5.Nuclear physics

  • The nuclear model of the atom
  • Radioactivity

6.Space physics

  • Earth and the Solar System
  • Stars and the Universe

Exam Papers:

All students will take three papers. Learners who have studied the Core subject content, should be entered for Paper 1, Paper 3 and Paper 6. These learners will be eligible for grades 1 to 5.

Paper 1: Multiple Choice (Core)

Written examination: 45 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Multiple- choice questions based on the Core subject content.

40 marks

30% of grade

Paper 3:  Theory (Core)

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview:  short- answer and structured questions based on the Core subject content.

80 marks

50% of grade

Paper 6: Alternative to practical

Written examination: 1 hour

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Questions will be based on Experimental Skills

40 marks

20% of grade

Learners who have studied the Extended subject content (Core and Supplement), and who are expected to achieve a grade 4 or above, should be entered for Paper 2, Paper 4 and Paper 6. These learners will be eligible for grades 1 to 9.

Paper 2: Multiple Choice (Extended)

Written examination: 45 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Multiple- choice questions based on the extended subject content (Core and Supplement)

40 marks

30% of grade

Paper 4:  Theory (Extended)

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview:  short- answer and structured questions based on the extended subject content (Core and Supplement)

80 marks

50% of grade

Paper 6: Alternative to practical

Written examination: 1 hour

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Questions will be based on Experimental Skills

40 marks

20% of grade

Edexcel

Edexcel Course Code(s): 4CH1

Edexcel Exams: January and June

Edexcel Study Hours: 130 Hours


IGCSE Chemistry Course will allow you to learn about unifying patterns and themes of chemistry. You will acquire knowledge and understanding of chemical facts, concepts and principles and develop a logical approach to problem solving in a wider context. Grades 9-1 are available.

Edexcel Modules

Forces and motion

  • Units
  • Movement and position
  • Forces, movement, shape and momentum

Electricity

  • Units
  • Mains electricity
  • Energy and voltage in circuits
  • Electric charge

Waves

  • Units
  • Properties of waves
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Light and sound

Energy resources and energy transfers

  • Units
  • Energy transfers
  • Work and power
  • Energy resources and electricity generation

Solids, liquids and gases

  • Units
  • Density and pressure
  • Change of state
  • Ideal gas molecules

Magnetism and electromagnetism

  • Units
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction

Radioactivity and particles

  • Units
  • Radioactivity
  • Fission and fusion

Astrophysics

  • Units
  • Motion in the universe
  • Stellar evolution
  • Cosmology

Exam Papers

Paper 1

Written examination: 2 hours

Availability: January and June

Assessment overview: Assesses core content that is not in bold and does not have a ‘P’ reference. Questions may come from any topic area across the specification.

110 marks

61.1% of the total international GCSE

Paper 2

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: January and June

Assessment overview: Assesses all the content, including content that is in bold and has a ‘P’ reference. Questions may come from any topic area across the specification. Bold statements cover some sub-topics in greater depth.

70 marks

38.9% of the total International GCSE

Q&A

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor. You do not have to wait until September, when a traditional school starts. 

Once you enrol, you will be asked to fill in an enrolment form. On the form it will ask when you wish to complete by, so we can ensure you are supported right up to when you take your exams.

Once you enrol, you will have access to our online portal 24/7. Here you will find study materials that have been specially prepared by your tutor, there will be assessments, study notes, eBooks and assignments all relating to your course. Everything in this course is structured to follow the course specification, so all topics and units cover everything you need to learn. Your tutor will mark your work and give you written feedback on areas you need to improve or explain what you have done well. You can also ask your tutor questions if you get stuck on a topic or need something explaining a little more. 

When you approach the exams, your tutor will set you a series of practise exam papers so that you can know what to expect in your exam, and you can go into them feeling confident.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

All of our IGCSEs are available world wide. Meaning you can study with us from anywhere.

Cambridge, and Edexcel both have international exam centres, so you may be able to take the exams locally to you. Should you need any help finding a centre, then please do get in touch and we can assist you on this. 

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 130 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course. Despite having 24 months Tutor Support, once you enrol you will be asked when you wish to complete, and your tutor can work along side you to achieve this.

With online learning, having the flexibility is a real advantage. This allows you to set the pace. Take your time or Fast-track, get the qualification when you need it.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

It is recommended that you aim to book your examinations 4/6 month prior to sitting them to avoid late entry fee charges.  Additionally, we would advise that you contact a few exam centres and find out the best price, as they can fluctuate greatly. 

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the country in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else. IGCSE qualifications are recognised by universities employers, colleges and sixth form colleges, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Just like sitting your IGCSEs in a school, your tutor will be able to provide you with predicted grades, transcripts, certificate of graduation, and references for further education applications. 

Of course, all of our courses are tailored to cover the entire specification and are split into topics. You will have assignments to complete on every topic where your tutor will give you feedback. If you are struggling with an aspect then you can message your tutor and they can provide more information for you.

As your exams approach, your tutor will set a series of exam papers for you to take, so you can get a feel for the real thing.

If you complete all of your assignments, and your practise exam papers then there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a top grade.