IGCSE Physics Course

UK Open College

Programme Description

IGCSE Physics Course

UK Open College

The IGCSE in Physics aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and skills as well as foster an appreciation of the practical nature of physics. Experimental and investigative skills based on safe, correct safe laboratory techniques will be developed. Students will also gain an appreciation of scientific methods and learn to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them.

  • Qualification: IGCSE Physics
  • Accredited: Yes
  • QCF Recognised: Yes
  • Awarding Body: Edexcel
  • Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
  • Duration: Flexible - Approx 300 Hours - 12 Months Max Support

Key subject aims

  • To impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and the skills needed to apply this in new and changing situations in many domestic, industrial and environmental contexts
  • To foster an appreciation of the practical nature of physics, and develop experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
  • To develop an appreciation of the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting to scientific method
  • To enable students to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them
  • To enable students to evaluate, in terms of their scientific knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks (including social, environmental and economic) of scientific and technological developments
  • To enable students to select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions

Physics Paper 1

  • Section 1: Forces and motion
  • Section 2: Electricity
  • Section 3: Waves
  • Section 4: Energy resources and energy transfer
  • Section 5: Solids, liquids and gases
  • Section 6: Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Section 7: Radioactivity and particles

Physics Paper 2

  • Section 1: Forces and motion
  • Section 2: Electricity
  • Section 3: Waves
  • Section 4: Energy resources and energy transfer
  • Section 5: Solids, liquids and gases
  • Section 6: Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Section 7: Radioactivity and particles

Pre-requisites

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 14 Years or above
  • Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
  • Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
  • Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
  • Have a genuine desire to succeed

To sit Edexcel examination students must register as a private candidate with an approved examination centre prior to enrolment.

Duration

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 300. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.

We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.

Format

Online: Access our premium online cloud based learning system where you are able to access all of your course lessons, assignments and tutor correspondence in one place. Download the APP and access your course information on any device from anywhere in the world with an internet signal. This course is not available in hard copy/paper format.

We will begin by looking at what the examination board, Edexcel, will require of you in the way of examinations. You will be referred to what you need to do in terms of registration and arranging with an external centre for you to take the examinations.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 25, 2017
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