Physics IGCSE

Course information

One of science’s core subjects, students that choose to study a Physics IGCSE will embark upon a journey that predates humanity, as they uncover the basic elements that make up the universe in which our planet exists.

The Physics IGCSE course is designed to help students develop a broad understanding of the facts, concepts and principles that binds physics together, while simultaneously enabling them to harness their investigative skills and the ability to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of modern scientific developments.

In total there are 7 Modules in this home educated course:

  • Module 1: Forces and Motion
  • Module 2: Electricity
  • Module 3: Waves
  • Module 4: Energy Resources and Energy Transfer
  • Module 5: Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Module 6: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • Module 7: Radioactivity and Particles

These modules will be covered in detail throughout a total of 28 lessons, while an additional 12 tutor-marked assignments will challenge the student at regular intervals throughout the course.

The Oxford Home Schooling IGCSE Physics course matches the content of the Edexcel 4PH1 IGCSE specification for exams in 2019 and beyond.

Examinations and assignments

The Physics IGCSE course prepares students for Edexcel’s two written examination papers:

Paper One: 2 hours; the total number of marks is 120, two-thirds of the overall total.

Paper Two: 1 hour: the total number of marks is 60, one-third of the overall total.

Course duration and study time

When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you.  Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.

The recommended number of study hours for this course is 200 hours

Course price

Our Physics IGCSE course fee is £375.

You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £75 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £37.50.

You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

This support includes:

  • Marking all assignments for the course
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Telephone contact

When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.


What’s next?

Our Physics IGCSE is a demanding and challenging course that provides students with a wide range of options upon completion. While some go on to study the subject further at A level, others use is at a stepping-stone into other subjects, such as engineering, science or even maths.

In terms of career options, those with a solid understanding of physics often choose to enter well-paid industries such as engineering or scientific research, while others make the bold move into environmental studies in a bid to explore a range of greener and more efficient energy sources.

Supported by Online Videos

In association with Twig World, The Physics IGCSE is enriched by extensive links to appropriate films (and other supporting material), lesson by lesson. The student hops from the course materials to the films and back again.

To access the films, students need a password, supplied at enrolment. Students also need internet access and an e-mail account to benefit from this extraordinary resource which is offered as a “free” extra to students on the relevant courses.

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