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12 months

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Pursue your studies in Physics, from home-The IGCSE Physics, is an internationally renowned qualification that is recognised worldwide by universities, schools and employers as equivalent in status and academic rigour to a UK GCSE.

Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in Physics, the IGCSE Physics course is ideal for:
  • Students who are planning to study Physics at A-Level
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career involving Physics, such as becoming an architecture, engineer or Geophysicist
The IGCSE Physics course enables you to:
  • Study the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting to the scientific method
  • Learn how to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them
  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks (including social, environmental and economic) of scientific and technological developments
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification for further studies in physics at A-Level and BTEC Level

Course Content


To achieve an IGCSE in physics you will be assessed across the sections. All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A range of practical skills for this course will be assessed through written exams. Therefore we strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below: Paper: IGCSE Physics Paper 1 4PH1/1P
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 66.7% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 120
  • Assessed: Sections 1-7 of the Physics Paper 1 course content
Paper: IGCSE Physics Paper 2 4PH1/2P 
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Weighing: 33% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessed: Sections 1-7 of the Physics Paper 2 course content
  • Although you are assessed formally by examination, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.
The first chance to sit the exam associated with this specification will be June 2019.


You will have 12 months to complete the full IGCSE Physics course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.


This course enables you to study for an IGCSE Physics by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent online or by post, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!


Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an IGCSE in Physics. The IGCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as an international equivalent to a UK GCSE. It is awarded by Edexcel. It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.


Course Curriculum

    • PHYSICS PAPER 1: 4PH1/1P 6 months
    • PHYSICS PAPER 2: 4PH1/2P 6 months

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