Physics iGCSE

Our course code: G014

Course fee: £695 or from £52 per month

Apply code 'FUND20' when enrolling

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Physics is the science that deals with physical matter, motion, energy and the laws that govern the universe. Our home study IGCSE course introduces you to the key concepts of the science, taking a look at areas including heat, light, magnetism and electricity.

The course is packed full of plenty of examples, diagrams and explanations to aid your understanding and help you visualise the topics as you work through them. If you want to study any science at a more advanced level, this course will give you a good foundation on which to build your knowledge. iGCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16.

An iGCSE in Physics is a good first step towards a career in areas including astronomy, environmental science and engineering.

This iGCSE Physics course has been written and designed to give you the best possible chance of success. You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam. You will also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final iGCSE examinations in the UK.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast Track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Physics is the science that deals with physical matter, motion, energy and the laws that govern the universe. Our home study IGCSE course introduces you to the key concepts of the science, taking a look at areas including heat, light, magnetism and electricity.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Proactive tutors

    We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

  • Awarding body: Edexcel
  • Our course code: G014
  • Qualification code: 4PH1

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.

Assessment

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.

You’ll be required to complete the two GCSE standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 2 hours, 61% of marks
  • 1 hour 15 minutes, 39% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required complete one introductory assignment, ten assignments and 13 core practicals These do not contribute towards your final grade but will prepare you for your final examinations. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an iGCSE in Physics, issued by EdExcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Forces and motion, Part 1
  • Distance and speed
  • Speed and acceleration
  • Forces
  • Weight and force
2: Forces and motion, Part 2
  • Momentum
  • Force and change in momentum
  • Moments
  • Centre of gravity
  • Reaction forces
  • Hooke’s law
3: Electricity
  • Mains electricity
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Resistance and Ohm’s law
  • Charge and current
  • Energy and voltage
  • Conductors and insulators
  • Electrostatic charge
4: Waves and energy
  • Waves and energy transfer
  • Properties of waves
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
5: Light and sound
  • Light waves
  • Refraction
  • Total internal reflection
  • Sound
  • Frequency and loudness of sound
6: Energy transfer
  • Energy transfer
  • Thermal energy
  • Work and energy
  • Potential and kinetic energy
  • Energy conservation and power
  • Energy sources
7: Solids, liquids and gases
  • Density
  • Pressure
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Ideal gases
  • Gas laws
8: Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnets
  • Electromagnetic forces
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Transformers
9: The atom
  • Atomic structure and radiation
  • Nuclear equations
  • Radioactive substances
  • Uses of radioactivity and the dangers
  • Fission
  • Fusion
10: Space and cosmology
  • The universe and our solar system
  • The role of gravity
  • Stellar evolution
  • The Big Bang theory
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.