The new Oxford Home Schooling IGCSE Physics course matches the content of the Edexcel 4PH0 IGCSE specification.
The course prepares you for Edexcel’s two written examination papers:
Paper One: 2 hours; the total number of marks is 120, two thirds of the overall total. The paper examines all of the specification content and all of the assessment objectives. There will be a range of compulsory short-answer, structured questions, which are ramped (gradually increase in level of difficulty) to ensure accessibility for less able students, as well as to stretch more able students.
Paper Two: 1 hour: the total number of marks is 60, one third of the overall total. This paper also examines all of the specification content, but will focus on investigation and the analysis of data.
In both papers, students may be required to perform calculations, draw graphs and describe, explain and interpret physical phenomena. Some of the question content will be unfamiliar to students; these questions are designed to assess data-handling skills and the ability to apply physical principles to unfamiliar information.
Paper One of IGCSE Physics is exactly the same as one of the three papers in the IGCSE Science qualification. Candidates may not take IGCSE Physics exams together with IGCSE Science.
There is also a coursework alternative to Paper Two but the Oxford Home Schooling course does not prepare you for the coursework alternative as this option is designed for the school classroom only.
The lessons are planned so that all the material and preparation required for the final examination papers is in the following seven course modules:
The course is designed to develop (1) a broad understanding of facts, concepts and principles, (2) skills in physical investigation and (3) an ability to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of modern scientific developments.
The IGCSE Physics course is an ideal preparation for those who wish to go on to study Physics, or other scientific subjects, at AS and A2 level.
The course is designed to be accessible to students who may have only a limited previous background in science.
The practical work described at various places in this course helps you to develop your skills for the practical-based components of the theory exams. It is not essential to carry out this work yourself, but if you can undertake some of it at home, or have the opportunity to perform supervised laboratory work in the course of your studies, this will be a great help.
There are 28 lessons, each on a separate topic. In addition to subject content, the course includes a wide range of activities, self-assessment tests, and 12 Tutor-marked assignments of which two are mock exam papers. Students will need to access the internet to carry out some of the course activities.
Within IGCSE Home Education there are the following subjects
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