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GCSE / iGCSE Physics - exams not included

This Course at a Glance

  • Examine matter in motion and behaviour, through space and time
  • Study the universe and everything within it
  • A gateway to Level 3 qualifications
  • Online course materials
  • Exam not included

About Your Course

If you have a curious mind and are fascinated by the wonders of life, there is no better subject you can study than Physics. It is the avenue of study that focuses on figuring out how everything in life works, from basic devices like a can opener to more complex machinery like cars and natural occurrences like earthquakes and black holes.

Gaining academic qualifications in Physics can prepare you for a host of captivating careers that explore the unknown, you could become an Astronomer, Geophysicist, Meteorologist or even a Nenotechnologist! You can get started on your learning journey towards these roles by studying GCSE / iGCSE Physics, as a Level 2 qualification, it enables you to progress to higher level education in the subject.

During the course, you will study everything from forces and motion to electricity, energy resources and transfers, magnetism to radioactivity and astrophysics. Through these, you will learn about unifying patterns and themes in Physics and be able to use them in new and changing situations, all of which improves your analytical and logic skills. The course also addresses the need for complementary mathematical skills by covering a range of mathematical areas.

As a fully online course, extra care and attention have also been paid to ensure the content is interesting and engaging. This course has also been verified as adequate preparation for those continuing to further study in Physics and those aiming to work in a physics-related field.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) Physics (9-1) – No Exam is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.

With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.

Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

Modules

Units 1 and 2 cover everything you need to know about GCSE and iGCSE Physics, including how to successfully sdtudy online.

Unit 3: Introduction to Physics: This unit covers the fundamentals of Physics.

Unit 4: Particles and the standard model: Here you will learn all about particles including The Four Fundamental Forces of Nature.

Unit 5: Electromagnetic spectrum: This unit examines the principles and use of electromagnetism in detail.  

Unit 6: Energy: What is Energy? Unit 6 will explain everything you need to know about energy and why it is so vital.  

Unit 7: Electricity: Electricity and it’s components are explained in this unit.

Unit 8: Particle model of matter: This unit covers matter and includes Atoms, Molecules, Elements and Compounds, amongst others.

Unit 9: Atomic structure: Here you will look in detail at the Atom and its applications. 

Unit 10: Forces: Looking at the subject of forces, you will learn all about Forces and their interactions, Newton's Laws of Motion, and more.

Unit 11: Waves: This unit covers waves including types and properties of Waves.

Unit 12: Magnetism and electromagnetism: This unit covers the fundamentals of magnetism. 

Unit 13: Astrophysics: Looking outside of the world we live in, this unit examines the universe and beyond. 

Your course is completed with a full set of mock exams. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

At the end of each unit, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed, your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you decide to take the iGCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an iGCSE in Physics. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this course, and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Level, for example in Physics
  • GCE Advanced Level, for example in Physics
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in science, for example BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as an Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Employment, for example in a science-based industry where an apprenticeship may be available

Frequently Asked Questions

If you like asking "why" and "how," Physics offers answers based on fundamental laws that govern everything from your phone to the stars. You'll explore the building blocks of matter, unravel the mysteries of electricity and magnetism, and even peek into the cosmos. It's challenging, but the "aha!" moments when you connect concepts or see them applied in real life can be incredibly rewarding. Ultimately, if you find the universe fascinating and crave a deeper understanding, Physics GCSE could be an exciting adventure for your inquisitive mind.
The hardest aspect of Physics GCSE varies depending on the person studying and their strengths and weaknesses. Grasping abstract concepts like fields, forces, and energy transformations can be tricky. Applying math formulas and equations accurately within problem-solving scenarios can also be demanding. Successfully applying multiple Physics concepts simultaneously to solve problems is a key skill. Analysing and interpreting data presented in graphs, tables, and diagrams is crucial for understanding results and drawing conclusions but could be challenging for some. Designing and conducting experiments to test hypotheses also requires careful planning, data collection, and analysis. Remember, even difficult topics become more manageable with dedicated practice, you can also contact your learndirect tutor for support with areas you struggle with.
Mastering Physics GCSE requires effective revision. Use exam board specifications to understand topics and prioritise weaknesses. Create mind maps, diagrams, and flashcards to solidify concepts, and practice linking them to solve problems. Revisit necessary math skills and practice applying formulas accurately in physics contexts. Do past papers, mock exams, and targeted questions under timed conditions to build stamina and exam technique. Clarify doubts with your tutors, or online resources, and discuss concepts with peers to solidify your understanding. Set achievable goals, reward yourself for progress, and remember the satisfaction of conquering challenging concepts. Remember, consistent effort and the right approach pave the way for success in Physics GCSE!
A GCSE in Physics opens doors to diverse paths! Directly, roles like lab technician, optical assistant, or trainee engineer are options. It also sets the stage for A-Levels, paving the way for exciting careers in engineering (aerospace, mechanical, etc.), medicine (radiography, medical physics), environmental science, astrophysics, or even teaching physics! With a degree in physics, possibilities further expand, leading to cutting-edge research scientist roles in renewable energy, nanotechnology, or even space exploration. So, regardless of your immediate career goals, Physics GCSE equips you with valuable analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills – a foundation for success in various fields.
Not in this course option. You can add it later if you wish to as the course content will prepare you to complete it.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

GCSE / iGCSE Physics - exams not included

This Course at a Glance

  • Examine matter in motion and behaviour, through space and time
  • Study the universe and everything within it
  • A gateway to Level 3 qualifications
  • Online course materials
  • Exam not included

About Your Course

If you have a curious mind and are fascinated by the wonders of life, there is no better subject you can study than Physics. It is the avenue of study that focuses on figuring out how everything in life works, from basic devices like a can opener to more complex machinery like cars and natural occurrences like earthquakes and black holes.

Gaining academic qualifications in Physics can prepare you for a host of captivating careers that explore the unknown, you could become an Astronomer, Geophysicist, Meteorologist or even a Nenotechnologist! You can get started on your learning journey towards these roles by studying GCSE / iGCSE Physics, as a Level 2 qualification, it enables you to progress to higher level education in the subject.

During the course, you will study everything from forces and motion to electricity, energy resources and transfers, magnetism to radioactivity and astrophysics. Through these, you will learn about unifying patterns and themes in Physics and be able to use them in new and changing situations, all of which improves your analytical and logic skills. The course also addresses the need for complementary mathematical skills by covering a range of mathematical areas.

As a fully online course, extra care and attention have also been paid to ensure the content is interesting and engaging. This course has also been verified as adequate preparation for those continuing to further study in Physics and those aiming to work in a physics-related field.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) Physics (9-1) – No Exam is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.

With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.

Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

Modules

Units 1 and 2 cover everything you need to know about GCSE and iGCSE Physics, including how to successfully sdtudy online.

Unit 3: Introduction to Physics: This unit covers the fundamentals of Physics.

Unit 4: Particles and the standard model: Here you will learn all about particles including The Four Fundamental Forces of Nature.

Unit 5: Electromagnetic spectrum: This unit examines the principles and use of electromagnetism in detail.  

Unit 6: Energy: What is Energy? Unit 6 will explain everything you need to know about energy and why it is so vital.  

Unit 7: Electricity: Electricity and it’s components are explained in this unit.

Unit 8: Particle model of matter: This unit covers matter and includes Atoms, Molecules, Elements and Compounds, amongst others.

Unit 9: Atomic structure: Here you will look in detail at the Atom and its applications. 

Unit 10: Forces: Looking at the subject of forces, you will learn all about Forces and their interactions, Newton's Laws of Motion, and more.

Unit 11: Waves: This unit covers waves including types and properties of Waves.

Unit 12: Magnetism and electromagnetism: This unit covers the fundamentals of magnetism. 

Unit 13: Astrophysics: Looking outside of the world we live in, this unit examines the universe and beyond. 

Your course is completed with a full set of mock exams. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

At the end of each unit, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed, your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you decide to take the iGCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an iGCSE in Physics. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this course, and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Level, for example in Physics
  • GCE Advanced Level, for example in Physics
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in science, for example BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as an Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Employment, for example in a science-based industry where an apprenticeship may be available

Frequently Asked Questions

If you like asking "why" and "how," Physics offers answers based on fundamental laws that govern everything from your phone to the stars. You'll explore the building blocks of matter, unravel the mysteries of electricity and magnetism, and even peek into the cosmos. It's challenging, but the "aha!" moments when you connect concepts or see them applied in real life can be incredibly rewarding. Ultimately, if you find the universe fascinating and crave a deeper understanding, Physics GCSE could be an exciting adventure for your inquisitive mind.
The hardest aspect of Physics GCSE varies depending on the person studying and their strengths and weaknesses. Grasping abstract concepts like fields, forces, and energy transformations can be tricky. Applying math formulas and equations accurately within problem-solving scenarios can also be demanding. Successfully applying multiple Physics concepts simultaneously to solve problems is a key skill. Analysing and interpreting data presented in graphs, tables, and diagrams is crucial for understanding results and drawing conclusions but could be challenging for some. Designing and conducting experiments to test hypotheses also requires careful planning, data collection, and analysis. Remember, even difficult topics become more manageable with dedicated practice, you can also contact your learndirect tutor for support with areas you struggle with.
Mastering Physics GCSE requires effective revision. Use exam board specifications to understand topics and prioritise weaknesses. Create mind maps, diagrams, and flashcards to solidify concepts, and practice linking them to solve problems. Revisit necessary math skills and practice applying formulas accurately in physics contexts. Do past papers, mock exams, and targeted questions under timed conditions to build stamina and exam technique. Clarify doubts with your tutors, or online resources, and discuss concepts with peers to solidify your understanding. Set achievable goals, reward yourself for progress, and remember the satisfaction of conquering challenging concepts. Remember, consistent effort and the right approach pave the way for success in Physics GCSE!
A GCSE in Physics opens doors to diverse paths! Directly, roles like lab technician, optical assistant, or trainee engineer are options. It also sets the stage for A-Levels, paving the way for exciting careers in engineering (aerospace, mechanical, etc.), medicine (radiography, medical physics), environmental science, astrophysics, or even teaching physics! With a degree in physics, possibilities further expand, leading to cutting-edge research scientist roles in renewable energy, nanotechnology, or even space exploration. So, regardless of your immediate career goals, Physics GCSE equips you with valuable analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills – a foundation for success in various fields.
Not in this course option. You can add it later if you wish to as the course content will prepare you to complete it.
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