GCSE Physics Course
Exam board: AQA
Exam code: 8463
Studying GCSE Physics provides the foundations for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all learners should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science
Physics is an interesting subject and provides some of the answers as to how things around us work, both on the microscopic and macroscopic scale. The teaching approach employed encourages students to think for themselves, to hypothesise, to confront misconceptions and to self-evaluate.
GCSE Physics is ideal for those who simply wish to develop a greater understanding of the subject or for those wishing to pursue careers in physics, science, medicine or engineering (to name but a few career paths).
It is a prerequisite for the study of A-level Physics.
In common with all sciences, Physics provides students with opportunities to:
- Acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and its essential role in society
- Appreciate the unique contribution of science to the objective understanding of the world
- Develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, science
- Acquire scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further learning
This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.
- 1. Energy
- 2. Electricity
- 3. Particle model of matter
- 4. Atomic structure
- 5. Forces
- 6. Waves
- 7. Magnetism and electromagnetism
- 8. Space physics (physics only)
In addtion, there are 10 practical assessments required to complete this GCSE.
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments.
We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.
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